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01 December 2013 Military News

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  • Arleigh Burke Participates in COMPTUEX NNS 01 Dec 2013 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Naval Station Norfolk to participate in a scheduled Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Nov. 22.
  • China could set up ADIZ over South China Sea: MND CNA 01 Dec 2013 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Sunday that it could not rule out the possibility of China announcing another air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea after a similar move covering part of the East China Sea in late November.
  • Iran modernizes war ships to confront air, missile strikes ISNA 01 Dec 2013 -- Deputy Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Abbas Zamini announced the country has overhauled two missile launchers in order to confront missile and air strikes.
  • Iran's defense power poses no threat to any country IRNA 01 Dec 2013 -- Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Sunday that Iran's defensive power poses no threat to any country including regional states.
  • 2 missile launchers, logistic warship join Iran Navy Iran Press TV 01 Dec 2013 -- The Iranian Navy has launched three overhauled vessels, namely two missile launcher frigates and an auxiliary warship, in line with the country's plans to improve its defensive prowess.

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  • Iran, Russia in talks on new Bushehr nuclear plant ISNA 01 Dec 2013 -- Iran and Russia are in talks to build another nuclear plant at Bushehr, with construction set to begin in 2014, media Sunday reported nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as saying.
  • AEOI asks for budget to expand nuclear plants: Salehi Iran Press TV 01 Dec 2013 -- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has asked the administration of President Hassan Rouhani to allocate a share in next year's budget to finance new nuclear power plants in the country.
  • Iran, Russia Talk New Nuclear Power Plant Deal – Report RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2013 -- Iran and Russia are discussing plans to build a new nuclear power plant at Bushehr, with construction set to begin next year, Iranian media reports said Sunday citing the country's nuclear chief.
  • Top US Lawmakers Want Additional Iran Sanctions VOA 01 Dec 2013 -- U.S. lawmakers of both major political parties are expressing skepticism over last month's interim accord on Iran's nuclear program. Congress' appetite for boosting sanctions against Tehran has not waned, despite Obama administration warnings that heightened measures could torpedo delicate diplomacy.
  • Clashes Between Protesters, Police In Kyiv RFE/RL 01 Dec 2013 -- Thousands have taken to the streets of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, calling on the government to resign after it failed to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union.
  • Ukraine Vows to Speed Up EU Integration, Wants 'Equal Partnership' RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Sunday his country will continue efforts towards European integration but insisted that Kiev should be accepted as an equal partner.
  • Ukraine Police Chief Apologizes for Violence, Warns Against Disorder RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2013 -- Ukraine's interior minister has apologized to Ukrainians over the police crackdown on pro-EU protesters in downtown Kiev but warned against mass disturbances, the UNIAN news agency said Sunday.
  • India's First Mars Probe Successfully Leaves Earth's Orbit RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2013 -- India's first mission to Mars, Mangalyaan, successfully left Earth's orbit on Sunday morning, beginning its 750-million kilometer journey towards the Red Planet, the Indian Space Research Organization has said.
  • China Launches Moon Rover Mission VOA 01 Dec 2013 -- China has launched its first robotic expedition to the moon's surface, the latest step in an ambitious space program seen to reflect the country's rising global stature.
  • China Launches Moon Rover Mission VOA 01 Dec 2013 -- China says the launch of its first ever robotic mission to the moon's surface has been a success

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