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15 July 2015 Military News

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  • US removes shipping sanctions on Iran ISNA 15 Jul 2015 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and the country's leading ports operator, the Tidewater Middle East Maritime Company, have been removed from the US list of companies designated for sanctions and assets freeze.
  • Obama Calls Out Critics of Iran Nuclear Accord VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- President Barack Obama staunchly defended the historic deal that aims to restrain Tehran's nuclear development program Wednesday, saying it represents the world's best 'means of ensuring Iran does not get a nuclear weapon.'
  • Press Conference by the President The White House 15 Jul 2015
  • Obama Defends Nuclear Deal With Iran RFE/RL 15 Jul 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has defended a landmark nuclear agreement reached with Iran, saying the deal is in the United States' national interests.
  • For Iran, Some Sanctions Would Go But Many Would Remain RFE/RL 15 Jul 2015 -- Many of the punishing UN, U.S., and EU financial and energy sanctions imposed on Iran in recent years to pressure Tehran to curb its nuclear activities are to be suspended or lifted in the wake of the deal struck in Vienna on July 14.
  • U.S. Presidential Candidates Vie To Be Toughest On Iran RFE/RL 15 Jul 2015 -- U.S. candidates for the 2016 presidential election have been stroving to outdo each other being tough on Iran in the wake of a landmark nuclear deal.
  • US Presents UN Resolution on Iran Sanctions VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- The United States circulated a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that would lift all international sanctions related to the Islamic Republic's nuclear program; but a U.N. arms embargo will remain in place for five years and one on ballistic missiles will continue for eight years.
  • VOA Interview: McCain Concedes Congress Unlikely to Block Iran Nuke Deal VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a leading critic of Tuesday's landmark nuclear accord with Iran, has conceded that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to be able to block the deal, despite strong opposition from Republican lawmakers who control both chambers.
  • In Turkey, Mixed Reactions to Iran Nuclear Deal VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- There is a mixed reaction from the Turkish government to the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran by the P5 plus 1 countries. The prospect of the ending of Iranian sanctions is seen by Ankara as providing major trade opportunities but concerns remain that the settlement will strengthen its neighbor and only deepen the growing sectarian rivalry in the region.
  • Gulf Countries Skeptical About Iran Nuclear Deal VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- If the newly-reached accord between Iran and major world powers works as designed, it will keep Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon for the next decade and beyond.
  • Salehi: Iran's nuclear activities to enter commercial phase IRNA 15 Jul 2015 -- Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran is to start getting commercial benefits from its nuclear activities.
  • Obama: Iran nuclear agreement opportunity 'may not come again in our lifetime' Press TV 15 Jul 2015 -- US President Barack Obama has defended the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 group of countries and Iran.
  • Iran's Larijani rejects gradual sanctions relief in nuclear conclusion Press TV 15 Jul 2015 -- Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani has rejected claims that sanctions against the Islamic Republic will be removed in phases as part of the conclusion of nuclear talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group.
  • Iran to step into nuclear trade: Zarif Press TV 15 Jul 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is to step into trade on peaceful nuclear technology following years of research and development in the nuclear industry.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei: Some of P5+1 Countries 'Not Trustworthy' Sputnik 15 Jul 2015 -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran should close paths for violations "by the other parties" of the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the international negotiators, because some of the P5+1 countries "are not trustworthy at all".
  • Netanyahu: Israel Continues to Oppose Iran Nuke Deal, Reserves All Options Sputnik 15 Jul 2015 -- The historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations has its share of detractors. Perhaps none more so than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has stated that his administration will not be bound by the accord.
  • After nuclear deal, Iran must now focus on human rights - UN expert UN News 15 Jul 2015 -- The latest agreement between the Government of Iran and negotiations from six nations on limiting the scope of the Gulf country's nuclear programme has opened the door to further discussion of the Iranian human rights situation, according to an independent United Nations expert.
  • Experts: Iran Deal Has Limited Impact on North Korea VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- Iran's nuclear deal is likely to have a limited impact on the North Korean nuclear issue, U.S. experts say.
  • Talks on Burundi crisis ends without result Press TV 15 Jul 2015 -- The crisis talks between Burundi's government and opposition groups have ended inconclusively, with the Ugandan president, who mediated the negotiations, leaving the country's capital, Bujumbura.
  • Ankara rejects China claims on sending Uighurs to ISIL Press TV 15 Jul 2015 -- Turkey has rejected China's claims that Ankara is sending ethnic Uighurs to fight alongside Takfiri ISIL terrorists in Syria.
  • Iran's Gain May Be Nigeria's Loss VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- The nuclear deal with Iran announced Tuesday might be a political win for U.S. President Barack Obama, but it could be a major loss for oil-producing Nigeria.
  • Poroshenko Considers Right Sector Shooting in Mukachevo Act of Terrorism Sputnik 15 Jul 2015 -- Those behind the recent shootout in the Ukrainian city of Mukachevo are terrorists, President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday.
  • NASA Reveals Closest Look Ever at Pluto VOA 15 Jul 2015 -- U.S. scientists are releasing photos Wednesday that offer the closest look ever at Pluto, after an unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by the distant dwarf planet following its nearly 10-year journey of 4.8 billion kilometers (nearly 3 billion miles).

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