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19 July 2015 Military News

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  • Embassy Openings to Launch New Era in US-Cuba Relations VOA 19 Jul 2015 -- The United States and Cuba are set to reach a milestone in diplomatic relations Monday. The two countries will formally reopen their embassies, a move that is part of a series of recent steps to reset relations that soured more than 50 years ago.
  • US Urged to Keep Up Pressure on Cuba Rights VOA 19 Jul 2015 -- Leading human rights groups have stressed to U.S. lawmakers that historic diplomatic breakthroughs with Cuba should not shield it from rigorous American scrutiny of human rights violations.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Heads to US Congress VOA 19 Jul 2015 -- The Obama administration on Sunday sent the Iran nuclear agreement to Congress.
  • Kerry to Netanyahu: Better nuclear conclusion with Iran 'fantasy' Press TV 19 Jul 2015 -- US Secretary of State John Kerry has lashed out at the critics of the recent nuclear breakthrough with Iran, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying a better conclusion is nothing but "fantasy."
  • German Minister On Tehran Visit, Hoping To 'Normalize Economic Ties' RFE/RL 19 Jul 2015 -- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrived in Tehran on July 19, marking the first visit to Iran by a top Western official since world powers and the Persian Gulf country signed a historic nuclear deal.
  • U.S. Congress To Begin Reviewing Iran Nuclear Deal RFE/RL 19 Jul 2015 -- The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has submitted the recently negotiated Iranian nuclear deal to the U.S. Congress for its review.
  • State Department Submits to Congress Plan of Action on Iran Nuclear Program Sputnik 19 Jul 2015 -- The US Department of State transmitted to Congress the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, its annexes, and related materials on Iran's nuclear program.
  • Conclusion of Iran nuclear talks not to change Hezbollah policies: Official Press TV 19 Jul 2015 -- A senior official of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, says the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries will not change the movement's policies in the region.
  • Burundi talks suspended after govt. fails to turn up Press TV 19 Jul 2015 -- Planned negotiations between Burundi's government and opposition groups aimed at resolving a major political turmoil have been suspended after the ruling party failed to show up for the scheduled meeting, a Ugandan mediator says.
  • Calls for Peace Grow in Burundi as Talks are Suspended VOA 19 Jul 2015 -- Burundians gathered in churches for Sunday services across the country, just two days before the country's presidential election in the hope there will be no electoral related violence. But talks between Burundi's political parties were suspended Sunday after government representatives failed to attend.
  • Al-Qaeda militants claim killing of 14 Algerian soldiers Press TV 19 Jul 2015 -- The al-Qaeda militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of 14 Algerian soldiers, after carrying out an attack against an army patrol in the southwest of the capital, Algiers.
  • Should the US Work With Iran to Fight IS? VOA 19 Jul 2015 -- World leaders reached a deal with Iran on July 14 to ease economic sanctions if Iran curbs its nuclear capabilities, and this has reopened the debate over whether the U.S. should work more closely with Iranian-backed militias, several dozen of which are now fighting against IS in Iraq.
  • Thirty Years Later, Soviet-Era MI6 Double Agent Describes Escape From KGB RFE/RL 19 Jul 2015 -- The KGB colonel knew his cover was almost blown. He had been suspiciously summoned to Moscow. They had got him drunk on cognac while a KGB general grilled him for four hours. He'd be executed if they could catch him. They seemed to be closing the net. But the MI6 double agent couldn't risk openly fleeing.
  • South Korean Intelligence Officer Found Dead Amid Hacking Scandal Sputnik 19 Jul 2015 -- A South Korean National Intelligence Service employee whose body was found earlier left behind a note apologizing for deleting potentially vital data.
  • 2 Women to Vie for President in Taiwan VOA 19 Jul 2015 -- Taiwanese voters next year are all but sure to elect a woman as their next president. The ruling Nationalist Party on Sunday picked Taiwan's deputy legislative speaker and a former teacher as their candidate. She will run against the chief opposition party's chairwoman, Tsai Ing-wen, in the January election. Taiwan has never seen two female candidates run for the major parties or elected a woman as president.



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