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30 June 2015 Military News

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  • Obama: US Could 'Walk Away' From Iran Deal VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States would "walk away" from a possible nuclear deal with Iran if he is not convinced it would block Tehran's path to building a nuclear weapon.
  • Iran nuclear talks extended to July 7: US State Department Press TV 30 Jun 2015 -- The talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran's nuclear energy program have been extended until July 7, the US State Department says.
  • President Rouhani: Both sides should show committment to agreement IRNA 30 Jun 2015 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined on Tuesday that in case of striking a final nuclear deal, both sides should show their committments to the possible final agreement.
  • Talks in critical phase: Zarif IRNA 30 Jun 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said here on Tuesday that the talks have now reached critical phase.
  • Zarif resumes talks with his US counterpart IRNA 30 Jun 2015 -- Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad-Javad Zarif resumed talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday.
  • Iran, G5+1 resume work on drafting text of final nuclear deal ISNA 30 Jun 2015 -- Senior representatives of Iran and the G5+1 group of countries have held talks on drafting the text of a possible final agreement over Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Iran, US hold nuclear talks on deadline day Press TV 30 Jun 2015 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry resume crucial talks on Tehran's nuclear program in Vienna as a self-imposed deadline for a deal is to expire in hours.
  • Critics Of Nuclear Deal Go On The Offensive Ahead Of Deadline RFE/RL 30 Jun 2015 -- Placed just a day before the original June 30 deadline for the conclusion of nuclear talks with Iran, the advertisement highlighted the fact that many in the United States are not happy with the state of the negotiations.
  • US, Cuba Reach Deal to Open Embassies in Washington, Havana VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- A senior U.S. official says the United States and Cuba have reached agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals for the first time in more than 50 years.
  • 10,000 Burundians fled in 2 days ahead of elections: UN Press TV 30 Jun 2015 -- The United Nations says nearly 10,000 people fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities closed the country's borders ahead of the controversial parliamentary and local elections.
  • Amid election-related tensions, thousands flee Burundi for neighbouring countries - UN UN News 30 Jun 2015 -- Some ten thousand refugees fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities managed to close the borders ahead of yesterday's parliamentary elections, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.
  • Burundi Ruling Party Happy With Election Turnout VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- Burundi's ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party said it is happy with the turnout in Monday's parliamentary elections despite an opposition boycott and international criticism the atmosphere was not conducive for a free, fair and transparent vote.
  • Burundians Continue to Flee Country VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- The U.N. refugee agency said thousands of Burundians continue to flee political instability and violence. About 10-thousand refugees crossed into neighboring countries over the weekend before the government closed the borders prior to parliamentary elections.
  • Russia Reviewing Legality Of Baltic Independence From Soviet Union RFE/RL 30 Jun 2015 -- Russia's Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of a decision in 1991 granting three Baltic countries independence from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said June 30.
  • Greece Officially Defaults on Debt to IMF VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- Greece is officially in default after missing a $1.8 billion loan payment Tuesday to the International Monetary Fund.
  • A Russian Lifeline For Greece? Don't Hold Your Breath RFE/RL 30 Jun 2015 -- If Athens is hoping for a lifeline from Moscow, it had better be prepared to hold its breath. Because while Russian officials have been eager to make mischief on Europe's fringes, they don't appear to be in any position to bail EU member Greece out of its $300 billion-plus predicament.
  • Talks Collapse; Ukraine Halts Purchases of Russian Gas VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- Ukraine suspended its purchases of Russian natural gas after European Union-mediated price talks collapsed Tuesday.
  • Ebola Returns to Liberia VOA 30 Jun 2015 -- A 17-year-old boy has died from Ebola in Liberia, just seven weeks after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the deadly virus. Officials are trying to determine how the boy contracted the illness.
  • NSA spied on French economy ministers, companies: WikiLeaks Press TV 30 Jun 2015 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) wiretapped the communications of two French economy ministers and spied on the country's largest companies, according to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, just one week after it emerged the US had spied on the last three presidents of France.
  • NSA eavesdropped on France finance ministers: WikiLeaks Press TV 30 Jun 2015 -- Whistleblower website WikiLeaks says the US National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdropped on two successive French finance ministers and the country's high-stakes export contracts, trade and budget talks over a decade.



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