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18 May 2015 Military News

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  • Protests Resume in Burundi Capital After Failed Coup VOA 18 May 2015 -- Protesters took to the streets of the capital in Burundi Monday for the first time since a failed coup attempt against the president last week. Military forces took a stronger, leading role in keeping a damper on demonstrations against the government.
  • Leader's full speech on Mab'ath Press TV 18 May 2015 -- The following is the full text of a speech by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the occasion of Mab'ath on May 16.
  • Iran not to accept inspection of non-nuclear facilities ISNA 18 May 2015 -- A member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team Hamid Baidi-Nejad said the country would not accept any inspection of non-nuclear centers, including military facilities, which do not deal with nuclear material.
  • Zarif: Additional Protocol does not provide unreasonable access IRNA 18 May 2015 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Additional Protocol never allows illogical and unfounded access to a country's institutes but rather provides a systematic framework which is currently being implemented in 124 countries.
  • Iran not to let IAEA inspect military sites: Official Press TV 18 May 2015 -- A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will not be allowed to inspect Iran's military sites.
  • DPRK blasts S.Korean media amid rumors of defense chief's execution People's Daily 18 May 2015 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday condemned South Korean media for 'hurting its highest dignity,' after they have stirred up a rumor that a senior DPRK defense official has been executed.
  • Kerry: US, Allies 'Not Even Close' to Resuming N. Korea talks VOA 18 May 2015 -- After diplomatic consultations in Seoul, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry virtually ruled out any possibility for renewed dialogue with North Korea over its nuclear program. Instead he called for strengthening U.S. military alliances in the region, and increasing international pressure to counter what he called Pyongyang's provocative and disturbing behavior and disregard for human rights.
  • Kerry Decries N. Korea's Internet Repression VOA 18 May 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry denounced North Korea Monday for repressing Internet freedom for its citizens, and condemned the communist country for last year's hacking attack on Sony Pictures in Hollywood.
  • S. Korea proposes talks with DPRK on Kaesong wage row People's Daily 18 May 2015 -- South Korea offered to hold talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the management of an inter-Korean economic zone, including the ongoing row over a wage hike for DPRK workers, the Unification Ministry said Monday.
  • Joint Press Availability With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se US Dept. of State 18 May 2015
  • Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 18 May 2015
  • CIA Operated Black Sites With Full Knowledge of Host Countries Sputnik 18 May 2015 -- The countries that participated in the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) terrorist detainee interrogation and transfer program had full knowledge of what was being done within their borders, former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell told Sputnik on Monday.
  • Hacking Laws Hushed Up in the UK Sputnik 18 May 2015 -- Without debate but with exemption, the UK government has quietly passed a new law making the government's spying agency, police and intelligence officials exempt from prosecution for hacking into computers and mobile phones.
  • In Turkey, Erdogan's Election Rhetoric Draws Ire VOA 18 May 2015 -- As campaigning for next month's parliamentary poll heats up, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pictured waving a Quran at an election rally and weeping during the reciting of an Islamic prayer, prompting opposition politicians to accuse him of breaking with the secular traditions of modern Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and enflaming religious passions.
  • US, Cuba to Focus on Re-opening Embassies VOA 18 May 2015 -- The United States and Cuba resume talks this week on the steps needed for re-opening embassies and fully re-establishing diplomatic relations after a break of more than 50 years.



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