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13 December 2013 Military News

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  • Traitor Jang Song Thaek Executed KCNA 13 Dec 2013 -- Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts that a stern judgment of the revolution should be meted out to the anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional elements. Against the backdrop of these shouts rocking the country, a special military tribunal of the DPRK Ministry of State Security was held on December 12 against traitor for all ages Jang Song Thaek.
  • N. Korean Leader's Uncle Executed VOA 13 Dec 2013 -- North Korea's state media have announced the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, for attempting to overthrow the state.
  • Execution gives Kim Jong Un firm grip on China ties: scholar CNA 13 Dec 2013 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take charge of his country's dealings with China following his uncle's execution, a local scholar forecast Friday.
  • China Hopes for Stability After N. Korea Execution VOA 13 Dec 2013 -- Chinese officials have declined to say if they have been in contact with Pyongyang about the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle.
  • Ukraine president rejects opposition call to resign Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has rejected a call from the opposition to resign, arguing that the government could only step down through a parliamentary no-confidence vote.
  • Yanukovych Rejects Opposition Demand; Protests Continue RFE/RL 13 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has refused opposition demands that he step down as protests continued in Kyiv against his decision not to pursue closer ties with the European Union.
  • Ukraine Opposition Reiterates Demands at Meeting With President RIA Novosti 13 Dec 2013 -- Ukrainian opposition leaders reiterated their demands to President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday at a roundtable designed to help soothe political tensions in the protest-hit state.
  • Amid ongoing unrest in Ukraine, UN urges restraint, respect for human rights UN News Centre 13 Dec 2013 -- The United Nations today called on all parties in Ukraine to exercise restraint amid reports of the use of excessive force by police and violent acts by demonstrators, and urged the Government to ensure that human rights safeguards are upheld.
  • IRGC drones equipped with bombs, rockets: Cmdr. Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2013 -- A senior Iranian commander says the drones of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have been equipped with bombs and fully-guided missiles.
  • Iran Foreign Ministry slams new US sanctions Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2013 -- Iran Foreign Ministry slams the new US sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic as not constructive, saying that the US administration is responsible for these indiscreet moves.
  • US sanctions complicate Iran nuclear deal: Russia Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2013 -- Russian Foreign Ministry has warned that new US sanctions against Iran can seriously complicate implementation of Tehran's nuclear deal with the Sextet of world powers.
  • French bill allows Internet spying Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2013 -- France has adopted a bill allowing authorities to access and gather Internet user data without judicial approval just a few weeks following Paris's outrage over spying efforts by US National Security Agency (NSA).
  • Obama panel says NSA should continue spying on every phone call Iran Press TV 13 Dec 2013 -- A US presidential review panel tasked with examining policies and procedures at the National Security Agency has concluded that a program to collect data on every phone call made in the United States should continue.
  • Report: Some NSA Officials Consider Amnesty for Snowden VOA 13 Dec 2013 -- Some top officials at the National Security Agency (NSA) might be in favor of giving leaker Edward Snowden amnesty if he would return the estimated 1.5 million documents he has yet to leak.
  • Media: American Who Disappeared in Iran Worked for CIA VOA 13 Dec 2013 -- Two U.S. media outlets are reporting that an American man who mysteriously disappeared nearly seven years ago in Iran was conducting a rogue operation for the CIA.
  • Protests Follow Bangladesh Opposition Leader's Execution VOA 13 Dec 2013 -- In Bangladesh, at least three people have been killed in protests which erupted after the execution of an opposition leader convicted of war crimes. The execution of 65-year-old Abdul Qader Mollah has raised fears of deepening strife in a country already coping with violent opposition-led protests ahead of elections next month.
  • Needs remain enormous in typhoon-hit Philippine areas, senior UN official reports UN News Centre 13 Dec 2013 -- Humanitarian and early recovery needs remain great in typhoon-hit Philippines, a senior United Nations official said following a joint international mission to the areas of Guiuan, Ormoc and Tacloban.

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