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21 May 2016 Military News

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  • Taiwan to continue to communicate with China: MAC CNA 21 May 2016 -- Taiwan will continue to communicate with China to maintain cross-strait dialogue and contacts, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Saturday.
  • U.S. hopes for continued cross-strait dialogue CNA 21 May 2016 -- The United States hopes for continued high-level exchanges between Taiwan and China and encourages the two sides to continue their constructive dialogue following the inauguration of Taiwan's new president, the U.S. Department of State said Friday.
  • Tsai's stance on one China 'incomplete' People's Daily 21 May 2016 -- Beijing has accused Tsai Ing-wen, who took office on Friday as Taiwan's new leader, of taking an ambiguous stand on the one-China principle in a speech after she was sworn in, thereby bringing uncertainty to cross-Straits relations.
  • At least 2 protesters killed in Baghdad's Green Zone breach: Officials Press TV 21 May 2016 -- At least two anti-government protesters have been killed when Iraqi forces opened fire on a group of reform-seeking demonstrators in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, officials say.
  • UN Calls for Calm After Violent Mass Break-in of Iraq's Government Buildings VOA 21 May 2016 -- Baghdad's fortified International Zone was calm but tense Saturday following Friday's violence by protesters who defied bullets and tear gas to storm the area.
  • Zarif: US, EU should take practical steps to implement JCPOA IRNA 21 May 2016 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Saturday that US and EU should take more practical steps to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Jahangiri: Resistance economy being implemented IRNA 21 May 2016 -- First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri underlined that the resistance economy is on the path of being implemented.
  • Iran FM urges 'more from US' on nuclear deal Press TV 21 May 2016 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urges Europe and the US to take "practical steps" towards lifting banking and economic sanctions on Iran under last year's nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.
  • Ministry of People's Armed Forces of NDC Proposes Working-level Contact to South Side's Military Authorities KCNA 21 May 2016 -- The north-south military authorities' talks which were proposed at the historic 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) as the greatest and the best realistic way of defusing military tension and ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula have commanded unanimous support and approval from not only the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad but from the peace-loving people of the world for their urgency, validity and realistic nature.
  • N Korea willing to hold 'working-level contact' with South ahead of military talks Press TV 21 May 2016 -- North Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday it was willing to hold "working-level contact" with the South Korean side ahead of the opening of Pyongyang-Seoul military talks.
  • Russian Satellites Resistant to Any Possible Control Interception Sputnik 21 May 2016 -- The control system of Russia's satellite constellation is protected from any outside intervention, and disabling Russian satellites or intercepting control over them is not possible, Russia's Titov Main Test and Space Systems Control Center said Saturday.
  • In Cairo, UN Security Council consults with Arab League on regional, global issues UN News 21 May 2016 -- The United Nations Security Council today held an unprecedented consultative meeting in Cairo with delegations of member States of the League of Arab States, discussing, among others, developments of the Palestinian issue, the Middle East peace process, updates on the situation in both Libya and Somalia.
  • 'Together, we can move from aspiration to action,' Ban tells global, regional leaders in Qatar UN News 21 May 2016 -- With the Doha Forum meeting "at a time of fragility and vulnerability," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that while progress on the UN's 2030 Agenda is crucial to usher in sustainability and equity, more must be done now to end conflict and suffering.
  • The Central Asian Referendum RFE/RL 21 May 2016 -- Kazakhstan, where President Nursultan Nazarbaev had dissolved parliament in March 1995. In late April 1995, Kazakhstan conducted a referendum to prolong Nazarbaev's term in office until the end of 2000 (though he called a snap election for early 1999). A subsequent referendum in Kazakhstan in August 1995 removed some of parliament's powers and gave more power to the presidency.
  • Venezuelan Government and opposition should address challenges through dialogue - Ban UN News 21 May 2016 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continues to follow events in Venezuela and is encouraged by the ongoing initiatives by former Heads of State and Government to promote dialogue between the Government of Venezuela and the opposition, under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

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