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25 April 2016 Military News

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  • Release of Classified Pages on Foreign 9/11 Support Imminent VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- Nearly 15 years after terrorists hijacked four passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and a farm field in Pennsylvania, 28 pages detailing foreign support for the attackers could soon be made public.
  • Russia may buy heavy water from Iran Press TV 25 Apr 2016 -- Russia announced on Monday that it is considering buying 40 tons of heavy water from Iran in what could make Moscow the second customer of the nuclear material from Iran after Washington.
  • Iran enjoys 'unparalleled' security: Intelligence minister Press TV 25 Apr 2016 -- Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says while the insecurity prevailing in most countries in the Middle East and across the world, the Islamic Republic enjoys "unparalleled" security.
  • Iran won't forget sanctions era allies: First VP Press TV 25 Apr 2016 -- Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri reiterates the country's foreign policy on the expansion of ties with the international community, saying Iran will never forget its allies during years of sanctions.
  • Iran Threatens Legal Action Against US Over Diverted Funds VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- Iran has threatened legal action against the United States if $2 billion in frozen funds are diverted to compensate American families of people killed by Tehran-sponsored terrorism.
  • Zarif: Iran will take US to ICJ for misappropriation of funds IRNA 25 Apr 2016 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Monday that Iran will take the US to International Court of Justice for misappropriation of Iranian funds.
  • 30 Years On, Chernobyl Evacuees Yearn Return to 'Death Zone' VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in then Soviet-controlled Ukraine exploded, releasing huge amounts of radiation into the air.
  • China open to Sino-U.S. space cooperation People's Daily 25 Apr 2016 -- China is open to space cooperation with all nations including the United States, the heavyweights of China's space program said on Sunday, the anniversary of China's first satellite launch 46 years ago.
  • Security Council urges stronger regional approach on eradicating piracy in Gulf of Guinea UN News 25 Apr 2016 -- United Nations officials today reiterated a call for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, with the Security Council stressing the importance of addressing underlying causes and strengthening justice systems and judicial cooperation in the region.
  • UN chief condemns murder of Burundian General and his family in Bujumbura UN News 25 Apr 2016 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination of Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, his wife and daughter today in the crisis-torn country's capital, Bujumbura.
  • ICC Opens Preliminary Probe Into Burundi Violence VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- The International Criminal Court says it is opening a preliminary probe into the violence that erupted last year in Burundi.
  • China Pushes Anti-espionage Campaign VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- China has drawn attention in recent months for its high profile anti-espionage campaign that has included two criminal cases and several public warnings about the dangers of foreign spies.
  • Saudi Reform Plans Call for Shift Away from Oil VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- Saudi Arabia has unveiled a long-term plan that could result in its most significant economic change in decades by proposing a shift away from oil, the country's most valuable asset.
  • Serbia's Pro-EU Party Wins General Election VOA 25 Apr 2016 -- Serbia's pro-European Union prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, has won a landslide victory in general elections, the country's electoral commission confirmed Monday.
  • Russia Hews Closer To Zhirinovsky's Wacky Vision Than You Might Have Expected RFE/RL 25 Apr 2016 -- one of the most popular tourist destinations among Russian tourists -- and prohibited Federal Security Service (FSB) employees, debtors, police officers, firefighters, and other categories of citizen from leaving the country.
  • If Erdogan Can't Stand Criticism, 'He Shouldn't be in Politics' Sputnik 25 Apr 2016 -- The Turkish government has called on Turkish organizations in the Netherlands to collect information about Turks in the Netherlands who make insults against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking to Sputnik, a representative of Turkey's leading opposition party in the Netherlands said that the measure serves only to humiliate Dutch Turks.

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