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09 December 2013 Military News

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  • Report on Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau of Central Committee of WPK KCNA 09 Dec 2013 -- In this connection, the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK convened its enlarged meeting and discussed the issue related to the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts committed by Jang Song Thaek. The meeting, to begin with, fully laid bare the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts of Jang Song Thaek and their harmfulness and reactionary nature.
  • Kim Jong Un Calls for Ushering in Period of Great Prosperity in Construction KCNA 09 Dec 2013 -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter 'Let Us Usher in the Period of Great Prosperity in Construction by Thoroughly Embodying Party's Idea on Juche-based Architecture' to participants in the great workshop for officials in the field of construction on Sunday.
  • North Korea's Public Purge Signals Leadership Transition VOA 09 Dec 2013 -- North Korea has confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and mentor, Jang Song Thaek, has been ousted in a public purge. Political analysts say the highly publicized dismissal is meant as a warning to ensure loyalty as the young leader consolidates power.
  • Rouhani: Iran not to give up nuclear rights ISNA 09 Dec 2013 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that the country would not give up its peaceful nuclear activities.
  • Geneva deal attests to Iran enrichment right: Russia Iran Press TV 09 Dec 2013 -- Russia says the interim deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Sextet paves the way for the recognition of Tehran's "inalienable right" to uranium enrichment.
  • Obama trying to stop sanctions on Iran Iran Press TV 09 Dec 2013 -- US President Barack Obama is dispatching two of his top diplomats to Capitol Hill next week to prevent new sanctions from being passed on Iran.
  • US lawmakers insist on final deal without Iranian enrichment Iran Press TV 09 Dec 2013 -- Two US lawmakers who handle intelligence matters say the Obama administration should not accept a long-term deal with Iran that would include uranium enrichment.
  • US tech firms demand spying overhaul Iran Press TV 09 Dec 2013 -- In response to revelations that the US National Security Agency is collecting Internet records of millions of people in the United States and across the world, leading technology companies are calling for sweeping changes to US surveillance laws, a report says.
  • US Intelligence Agencies Reportedly Monitor Online Games VOA 09 Dec 2013 -- U.S. and British spies play online games, not as a form of entertainment but a way to look for secret communications, financial transactions and terrorist plans.
  • Putin Reorganizes State Media Into New Conglomerate RFE/RL 09 Dec 2013 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the closure of RIA Novosti, Russia's major state-run news agency, as part of a reorganization of state-owned media assets. Also being closed is the state-owned Voice of Russia radio.
  • RIA Novosti to Be Liquidated in State-Owned Media Overhaul RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2013 -- The Kremlin announced Monday the dissolution of RIA Novosti, the country's major state-run news agency, amid a significant reorganization of state-owned media assets.
  • Protesters, Police Face Off In Ukraine RFE/RL 09 Dec 2013 -- Riot police have begun dismantling protesters' barricades that have been blocking access to government buildings in Kyiv.
  • Police Repel Protesters From Ukraine Government HQ RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2013 -- Interior Ministry troops in Ukraine's capital on Monday repelled demonstrators from a position they had taken up outside the Cabinet office in a renewed effort to clear major protest sites.
  • Police Move Into Central Kiev, Protesters Fear Crackdown RIA Novosti 09 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian security forces moved into Kiev on Monday prompting fears among anti-government protesters that the authorities plan to use force to clear tent camps and barricades in the city center.
  • Ukraine Police Move Against Pro-Europe Demonstrators VOA 09 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian riot police moved Monday to curb pro-European demonstrators in Kyiv by dismantling barricades set up by protesters outside government building and storming the headquarters of the largest opposition party.
  • Analysis: Pakistan's judges and military clash over rule of law IRIN 09 Dec 2013 -- Mohabat Shah has stood silently before the bench at Pakistan's Supreme Court nearly every day last week. Shah's four-year search for his son, Yasin, has come down to a handful of court hearings that are testing the power of Pakistan's civilian government over its military.
  • Iraqi Government must clarify whereabouts of mission Iranian exiles – UN experts UN News Centre 09 Dec 2013 -- A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the Iraqi Government to clarify the whereabouts of seven residents of Camp Ashraf, who were allegedly abducted last September after an attack that left 52 people dead, guarantee their safety and prevent their extradition to Iran.
  • Guinea-Bissau: Security Council warns of potential sanctions if elections hindered UN News Centre 09 Dec 2013 -- The United Nations Security Council today urged a return to constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, which has postponed presidential and legislative elections until next year, and warned that it would consider further measures – such as sanctions – against anyone who hampers such efforts in the West African country.
  • Amid fair trial concerns, UN experts urge Bangladesh to halt impending execution UN News Centre 09 Dec 2013 -- Two independent United Nations human rights experts today urged the Bangladeshi Government to halt the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, whose death sentence could be carried out as early as tomorrow, amid concerns that he did not receive a fair trial.

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