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28 April 2015 Military News

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  • Iran Seizes Cargo Ship in Strait of Hormuz VOA 28 Apr 2015 -- Iranian forces have seized a cargo ship traveling under the flag of the Pacific island nation of the Marshall Islands. The Pentagon says the ship remains off the coast of Iran as the U.S. military monitors the situation.
  • Iran Releases Marshall Islands-Flagged Cargo Ship Sputnik 28 Apr 2015 -- The Iranian authorities have released a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship seized earlier on Tuesday, no crew members were detained, according to Al Arabiya television.
  • Iranian forces board ship in Persian Gulf: Pentagon Press TV 28 Apr 2015 -- Iranian forces have boarded a ship carrying Marshall Islands flag in Persian Gulf, the US Defense Ministry says.
  • Iran detains US ship on legal complaint: IRGC IRNA 28 Apr 2015 -- An informed source with the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) confirmed a US cargo ship navigating under the Marshall Islands flag in the Persian Gulf was detained and escorted to Bandar Abbas port.
  • Iran expects P5+1 members to be bound to their obligations: Zarif IRNA 28 Apr 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran expects P5+1 members to be bound to their obligations.
  • US has to build confidence to reach agreement: Zarif IRNA 28 Apr 2015 -- To reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement, the United States has to take practical and confidence-building measures, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
  • Zarif, Amano stress resolution of Iran's nuclear issue IRNA 28 Apr 2015 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano stressed resolution of remaining issues in talks between Iran and the Group 5+1.
  • Iranian FM underscores IAEA role in final nuclear deal ISNA 28 Apr 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) can play a more active role to facilitate the conclusion of a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and the G5+1 group.
  • Remarks Announcing the Release of the 2015 QDDR Report US Dept. of State 28 Apr 2015 -- Remarks by John Kerry, US Secretary of State
  • Briefing on the 2015 QDDR Report US Dept. of State 28 Apr 2015
  • Riga Summit Likely To Disappoint Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine RFE/RL 28 Apr 2015 -- The latest draft of the Eastern Partnership declaration prepared for the bloc's Riga summit next month contains little good news for EU hopefuls Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and highlights the shrinking ambitions of the European Union in its eastern neighborhood.
  • Massive UN Relief Effort Underway in Nepal VOA 28 Apr 2015 -- A massive United Nations emergency relief operation is underway to provide lifesaving assistance to millions of victims of Nepal's devastating earthquake. The U.N. says the search and rescue phase of the operation is winding down and moving toward the recovery phase.
  • UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response UN News 28 Apr 2015 -- In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.
  • Burundi: Ban condemns election-related violence after President nominated as candidate UN News 28 Apr 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today condemned the outbreak of violence in Burundi following the nomination of President Pierre Nkurunziza as the presidential candidate of the country's ruling party, and appealed to all Burundians to "safeguard the hard won gains" made in peace and democracy.
  • UN Chief Sends Envoy to Burundi as Protests Continue VOA 28 Apr 2015 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is sending a special envoy to Burundi, where the president's decision to run for a third term has sparked three days of sometimes violent street protests.
  • Turkmenistan's First Telecommunications Satellite Put Into Orbit RFE/RL 28 Apr 2015 -- Turkmenistan's first telecommunications satellite has been put into orbit.
  • EU Calls for More Reforms in Ukraine VOA 28 Apr 2015 -- Ukraine's military reported Tuesday pro-Russia separatist rebels fired rockets on a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, in what appeared to be the latest violation of a shaky ceasefire. The news came just hours after the Ukrainian government and the European Union held their first formal summit in almost a year.
  • Decision Time for Progress Cargo Vessel Before Complete Radio Contact Lost Sputnik 28 Apr 2015 -- A decision on the different variants of the Progress cargo vessel docking with the International Space Station (ISS) needs to be made by late Tuesday afternoon before the vessel loses complete contact by Russian radio systems, a source in the space rocket industry told RIA Novosti.
  • Rival Organizations Blamed for Economic Stagnation VOA 28 Apr 2015 -- Central African ministers in charge of economic integration have drawn up a program to eventually merge the regions two economic blocks - the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), and the Economic Community of Central African states (ECCAS).



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