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14 June 2016 Military News

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  • Obama Rebukes Trump's Call for Muslim Ban VOA 14 Jun 2016 -- Just a day after a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by reporters about pointed criticism from likely Republican nominee Donald Trump toward President Barack Obama for being "too politically correct" to utter the words "radical Islam" or "Islamic terrorism."
  • Leader: Iran to torch JCPOA if US tears it out IRNA 14 Jun 2016 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei warned the presidential nominees of the US to be careful about what they say, and said that Iran will torch the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if they tear it out.
  • Zangeneh: Iran's oil output hits 3.8mbd IRNA 14 Jun 2016 -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh referred to two-fold increase in Iran's oil exports saying that oil production hit 3.8 million barrels per day.
  • Iran's oil production above 3.8m bpd Press TV 14 Jun 2016 -- Iran says its oil production has surpassed 3.8 million barrels per day of which about 2 million barrels are exported.
  • French Police Attacker Claimed Allegiance to IS VOA 14 Jun 2016 -- France's President Francois Hollande Tuesday denounced the stabbing death of two police officials outside Paris, as the country hosts the Euro 2016 football championship. The suspect, Larossi Abballa, claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group and had a record of radicalism.
  • Hollande slams French police killing as 'terrorist act' Press TV 14 Jun 2016 -- French President Francois Hollande says the killing of a policeman and another individual in a Paris suburb on Monday is "unquestionably a terrorist act."
  • Daeshi attacker kills police chief, wife in Paris Press TV 14 Jun 2016 -- An attacker allegedly affiliated with the Daesh terrorist group has killed a police chief and his wife at their home located near Paris before being gunned down by the police.
  • US Democratic National Committee Network Hacked VOA 14 Jun 2016 -- The U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) said Tuesday its computer network was breached by Russian government hackers who gained access to opposition information on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Prolonged political crisis could erode Guinea Bissau's development gains, UN envoy warns UN News 14 Jun 2016 -- The longer the political crisis continues in Guinea Bissau, the more likely the country could see setbacks to its development and economic gains, warned the head of the United Nations peacebuilding office there, urging the Security Council to pay greater attention to the situation.
  • In Brussels, Ban urges joint efforts against terrorism and in addressing displacement UN News 14 Jun 2016 -- In Brussels, Belgium, today, ahead of the start of a forum by the European Commission, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with several European officials, discussing such issues as the need for stronger international cooperation in the face of emerging challenges related to terrorism, and also visited with refugees and volunteers working at a soup kitchen.
  • Premier will not rule out cross-strait 'track two' dialogue CNA 14 Jun 2016 -- Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said Tuesday that the government will not rule out the possibility of "track two" dialogue with China, as long as it is based on the principles of dignity and reciprocity.
  • AIT director calls for patience in development of cross-strait ties CNA 14 Jun 2016 -- The director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) called Tuesday for patience for Taiwan and China to develop their relations, saying that it will take time for the two sides to become familiar when it comes to a new relationship.
  • China to send Chang'e-4 to south pole of moon's far-side People's Daily 14 Jun 2016 -- China aims to send the Chang'e-4 lunar probe to land in the south pole region of the far side of the moon in 2018, according to China National Space Administration (CNSA).
  • Kazakh Minister Says Possible Syria Link In Aqtobe Attacks RFE/RL 14 Jun 2016 -- Kazakhstan's top law enforcement official says authorities believe that suspects in deadly June 5 attacks in the northwestern city of Aqtobe were instructed or inspired by a militant Islamist leader based in Syria.
  • Erdogan Sends Letter to Putin, Hopes for Improved Ties With Russia Sputnik 14 Jun 2016 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of Russia's national holiday, expressing hope for good bilateral relations.
  • Caracas asks top court to block recall referendum Press TV 14 Jun 2016 -- The Venezuelan government has started a legal action at a top court to block what it calls a fraudulent opposition bid to hold a referendum aimed at removing President Nicolas Maduro.
  • Bahrain Court Rules to Close All Opposition Al-Wefaq Party's Branches Sputnik 14 Jun 2016 -- Bahrain's Court of Cassation on Tuesday ruled to close all offices of Al-Wefaq, the largest opposition party in the Gulf countries, in a response to an appeal lodged by the country's Ministry of Justice, the ministry said in a statement.
  • Uganda Tensions Rise as Presidential Challenger Tried for Treason VOA 14 Jun 2016 -- In Uganda, tensions continue to simmer, four months after the country's disputed presidential poll. A wave of arrests, including those of current and former military officers, followed by an armed attack on a police station in the north, have sparked concern this week as the runner-up in the vote goes on trial for treason.

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