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02 August 2016 Military News

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  • US Responds Coolly to Turkish Accusation That West Supports Terror VOA 02 Aug 2016 -- U.S. officials Tuesday responded dispassionately to accusations made by an angry Turkish leader, who last month survived a coup attempt, that "the West is supporting terror and standing by the coup plotters."
  • Pakistan Leans Toward Curbing Activities of Group Linked to Gulen VOA 02 Aug 2016 -- Pakistan assured Turkey on Tuesday it is exploring legal measures against educational and other institutions linked to Fethullah Gulen, whose followers Ankara blames for last month's abortive coup.
  • Turkish deputy PM says Ankara is to overhaul intelligence services Press TV 01 Aug 2016 -- Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says his government is to overhaul the structure of its intelligence services in a move aimed at preventing future coup attempts.
  • Erdogan accuses West of 'supporting terror' in Turkey Press TV 02 Aug 2016 -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the West on Tuesday of "supporting terror" in Turkey and backing those who masterminded the abortive coup of July 15.
  • Erdogan Maintains Turkey Coup Plotted from 'Outside' VOA 02 Aug 2016 -- Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan restated that the failed coup attempt last month was plotted outside the country.
  • 'Security Belt' to Be Set Around Yamal Anthrax Contamination Zone Sputnik 02 Aug 2016 -- A "security belt" will be set around the anthrax contamination zone on the Yamal Peninsula, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Tuesday.
  • Nearly 90 People Hospitalized in Russia's Siberia Amid Anthrax Outbreak Sputnik 02 Aug 2016 -- A total of 86 people, including 51 children, in the Yamalo-Nenets District area affected by the anthrax outbreak known as the 'Siberian plague' are under observation in hospital, spokeswoman for the district's governor Nadezda Noskova said on Tuesday.
  • P5+1 not fully abiding by JCPOA: Rouhani IRNA 02 Aug 2016 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the P5+1 group of countries is not fully carrying out its obligations under the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.
  • Iran may launch advanced enrichment program: MP Press TV 02 Aug 2016 -- An Iranian lawmaker says the country may launch an advanced enrichment program in case Washington continues to ignore its commitments under last year's nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the United States.
  • Most North Korean Defectors Avoid Asylum Seeking in China VOA 02 Aug 2016 -- The South Korean Foreign Ministry, during its weekly press briefing on Tuesday, did not address the reported defection of a North Korean national who is reportedly seeking asylum in Seoul's diplomatic mission in Hong Kong. 
  • Sarkisian Calls For 'National Accord' Government Excluding 'Terrorists' RFE/RL 02 Aug 2016 -- Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian promised to form a government of "national accord" within months, but vowed it would not include "terrorists and their defenders," in an apparent reference to an armed opposition group that surrendered after a two-week standoff with Yerevan police.
  • Rich People Will Now Be Able to Fly Into Space teleSUR 02 Aug 2016 -- The new ship, dubbed Unity, was rolled out of its hangar for its first taxi test at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Richard Branson's space company, Virgin Galactic, has been granted an operating licence to fly the world's first passenger rocketship for paying tourists, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.
  • Egypt-Turkey Relations Sour Post-Failed Coup VOA 02 Aug 2016 -- The Egyptian media erupted in excitement during the coup attempt in Turkey, prematurely declaring it successful. A headline on one prominent paper read, "The military force's message: relationships with the world will continue."



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