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03 April 2015 Military News

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Other Conflicts

  • Saudi Strikes Drive Houthis From Central Aden VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Fighters loyal to internationally recognized Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have pushed Houthi militants out of the center of Aden and control most of the southern port city.
  • Is the Saudi war on Yemen legal? IRIN 03 Apr 2015 -- In all the media coverage surrounding the Saudi Arabian-led bombing campaign in Yemen in recent days, few have stopped to ask a fundamental question: Is it legal?
  • Yemen - who's who? IRIN 03 Apr 2015 -- A week ago, a coalition of 10 countries led by Saudi Arabia began to bomb Yemen. The unrest involves several different actors and constantly changing allegiances. Here is IRIN's guide to the major players in the conflict and a reading list to help unravel the complex reasons behind it:
  • Saudi warplanes airdrop weapons to militants in Yemen Press TV 03 Apr 2015 -- Saudi military aircraft have dropped weapons to militants in the southern port city of Aden, as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against the impoverished Arab country.
  • Houthi Rebels Pull Out of Center of Aden, Amid Saudi-led Airdrops VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Fighters loyal to internationally recognized Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have pushed Houthi militants out of the center of Aden and control most of the southern port city.
  • What's Next for Iraqi Forces After Retaking Tikrit? VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- After ousting Islamic State militants from the city of Tikrit, Iraqi forces still must reclaim large areas of the west and north. A major goal for government forces and the sectarian militias and U.S. airpower backing them is Mosul, the largest city under militant control. But whether the next offensive will target Mosul directly or work towards it through an interim objective is open to question.

News Reports

  • Iran Nuclear Framework Praised; Tough Negotiations Ahead VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Iran and six world powers have entered the final phase of negotiations to reach a comprehensive agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. Negotiators have agreed on key elements for a final joint plan of action that they hope to create by a June 30 deadline. Analysts have applauded the level of detail in the framework plan, but say tough work lies ahead.
  • Rouhani speaks of 4-stage plan on nuclear deal IRNA 03 Apr 2015 -- President Hassan Rouhani underlined on Friday that all the UN and economic, financial and banking sanctions against Iran would be lifted after a final nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers goes into effect.
  • Rouhani says Iran respects its promises IRNA 03 Apr 2015 -- President Hassan Rouhani said Friday the world should know that Islamic Republic is not deceptive and liar. "Any promises we give will be within framework of our national interests and we will live up to our promises provided that the opposite side abides by its promises as well," Rouhani said.
  • Iran's Zangeneh impatient for removal of sanctions Press TV 03 Apr 2015 -- The prospects for Iran to return to the global oil market thanks to the success in Lausanne talks with P5+1 appear to have already made officials in Tehran look for the light at the end of the tunnel.
  • Framework Agreement Leaves Loose Ends RFE/RL 03 Apr 2015 -- At first glance, the framework nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers was more comprehensive and detailed than expected.
  • For Iran, Was It Worth The Wait? RFE/RL 03 Apr 2015 -- For many years, Iranian officials steadfastly insisted on their country's right to enrich uranium. That position - coupled with a deep suspicion around the world Iran was covertly developing a nuclear weapon - effectively turned the country into a pariah state.
  • Israel Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Very Dangerous,' As Many In Tehran Celebrate RFE/RL 03 Apr 2015 -- Israel has described a framework deal aimed at restricting Iran's nuclear activities as 'a step in a very, very dangerous direction.'
  • Iran Will Keep Its Promises on Nuclear Program - President Rouhani Sputnik 03 Apr 2015 -- Tehran will abide by a framework agreement on its contested nuclear program that was reached with six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne if 'the other side keeps its promises', Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said Friday.
  • Iranian President Praises Nuclear Deal VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has praised the framework agreement reached Thursday on Tehran's nuclear program, calling it a 'day that will remain in the historical memory of the Iranian nation.'
  • Saudis May Go Nuclear to Counter Iran Despite Deal VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Washington's reassurances that the framework nuclear deal reached Thursday will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb may not be enough to keep Saudi Arabia from taking increasingly bold steps to counter Tehran.
  • Nigerian Refugees Pin Hopes on Buhari VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Many of the 200,000 Nigerian refugees now living in Cameroon say they expect their new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to end the Boko Haram insurgency that drove them from their homes.
  • China Indicts Ex-Security Chief VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- Chinese authorities have formally indicted former security chief Zhou Yongkang, once one of China's most powerful political figures. Zhou is the highest-ranking politician in China to face charges in more than three decades and the biggest catch to date in Chinese President Xi Jinping's expansive anti-corruption drive.
  • Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery, abuse of power, intentional disclosure of state secrets People's Daily 03 Apr 2015 -- Zhou Yongkang was charged with bribery, abuse of power and intentional disclosure of state secrets, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said
  • Turkey's Opposition Party Gains Political Traction VOA 03 Apr 2015 -- This week across Turkey, hundreds of thousands of members of the Republican People's Party, or CHP, turned out in primaries to choose candidates for June's general election. The unexpectedly high turnout and enthusiasm for the unprecedented primaries was a widely acknowledged success.

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