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14 September 2016 Military News

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  • U.S.-Burma Relations US Dept. of State 14 Sep 2016 -- Aung Sang Suu Kyi's historic visit in her new capacities as State Counsellor and Foreign Minister is testament to the far-reaching change Burma has undergone in the past few years. Burma now has a civilian-led, democratically elected government focused on bringing peace and national reconciliation, economic prosperity and social welfare, and respect for human rights to its people.
  • Terminating the National Emergency for Burma US Dept. of State 14 Sep 2016 -- On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma. The announcement came after the President met and discussed these issues with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, during her first visit to the United States in her new capacity.
  • US Signals Changes in Economic Ties with Myanmar VOA 14 Sep 2016 -- The United States pulled its ambassador from Myanmar in 1990 after the military refused to cede power to a civilian government. U.S. sanctions were imposed in 1997 and have been in place in some form ever since. Here is a look at those sanctions:
  • US Prepared to Lift Sanctions on Myanmar VOA 14 Sep 2016 -- President Barack Obama announced the U.S. is prepared to lift economic sanctions on Myanmar, following talks at the White House with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • U.S. Hostile Policy toward DPRK Is Bound to Go Bankrupt: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 14 Sep 2016 -- The U.S. is making much fuss, pushing its allies to "announce a statement" and apply an "additional sanctions" at the UN over the successful nuclear explosion test for judging the power of nuclear warhead conducted by scientists and technicians of the DPRK Nuclear Weapons Institute, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in an article.
  • Not Impressed: North Korea Brushes Off US B-1 Bomber Flyover Sputnik 14 Sep 2016 -- After US bombers flew over South Korea in a sign of solidarity earlier this week, Pyongyang issued a statement claiming that Washington is all bark and no bite.
  • US pushing Korean Peninsula to point of explosion: North Korea Press TV 14 Sep 2016 -- North Korea says the United States is pushing the Korean Peninsula to "the point of explosion" following a move by Washington to fly two of its heavy strategic bombers over South Korea in an apparent show of force against Pyongyang.
  • DPRK FM Briefs Asian Diplomatic Envoys on Situation KCNA 14 Sep 2016 -- The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK held a briefing on the situation for Asian diplomatic envoys here on Wednesday.
  • Projected Frantic Anti-DPRK Leaflet-scattering Operation under Fire KCNA 14 Sep 2016 -- The whole planet is stunned by the news of the DPRK's successful nuclear warhead explosion test.
  • Freight Traffic for Flood Damage Rehabilitation on Rapid Increase in DPRK KCNA 14 Sep 2016 -- A priority is given to the centralized railway transport for the flood-hit areas of North Hamgyong Province in the DPRK.
  • Korean Army and People All out for Flood Recovery Campaign in North Hamgyong Province KCNA 14 Sep 2016 -- The army and people are all out in the flood recovery campaign in the northern areas of North Hamgyong Province.
  • North Korea: Flood Rescue Operations Underway VOA 14 Sep 2016 -- A large-scale recovery effort involving 200,000 people is underway in North Korea following devastating flooding that began August 30.
  • Turkmenistan's President Paves Way For Lifelong Rule RFE/RL 14 Sep 2016 -- Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader has paved the way for potential lifelong rule, signing off on constitutional amendments that will allow him to run in future presidential elections regardless of his age.
  • Analysis: Grozny Fatwa On 'True Believers' Triggers Major Controversy RFE/RL 14 Sep 2016 -- A fatwa issued by a conference of Islamic scholars convened in Grozny by Ramzan Kadyrov seems to give the Chechen leader license to take any action he likes to punish those whose religious views don't chime with his own.
  • US concerned about Russian hacking: NSA chief Press TV 14 Sep 2016 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) has expressed concerns over reports that some foreign governments may launch cyber attacks to undercut the November presidential election.
  • Taiwanese delegation in U.S. to promote U.N. membership for Taiwan CNA 14 Sep 2016 -- A non-governmental Taiwanese delegation is currently in the United States to promote Taiwan's membership in the United Nations to coincide with the 71st Session of the U.N. General Assembly.
  • China's goodwill key to Taiwan's ICAO bid: KMT caucus whip CNA 14 Sep 2016 -- China's goodwill is key to Taiwan's bid to participate in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and U.S. backing alone is not enough to push for the bid, an opposition Kuomintang (KMT) legislative caucus whip said Wednesday.
  • President reaffirms commitment to improve cross-strait ties CNA 14 Sep 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday reaffirmed her commitment to improve Taiwan's relations with China and pledged to help Taiwanese businessmen solve problems they face on the mainland.
  • Mainland stresses firm opposition to "Taiwan independence" People's Daily 14 Sep 2016 -- Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, has said that any "Taiwan independence" activities will be firmly opposed.
  • US ambassador not a Turkish governor: Cavusoglu Press TV 14 Sep 2016 -- Turkey's foreign minister has censured the latest remarks by the US ambassador to Ankara concerning suspension of dozens of mayors over alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), arguing that he is not in charge as a governor in Turkey.
  • Prosecutor Cites 'Criminal Probe' Into Ukraine's Top Cop RFE/RL 14 Sep 2016 -- Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko has announced that his office has opened a criminal probe of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, raising the specter of another public blow to a fractious ruling coalition.
  • UN rights chief says Duterte statements lack understanding of human rights Press TV 14 Sep 2016 -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein has censured Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his remarks against the international body.
  • Thai Moves to End Military Trials of Civilians Draws Mixed Response VOA 14 Sep 2016 -- A decision by Thailand's military government to end military trials for most civilian crimes is drawing praise and skepticism from rights activists and lawyers, who say further steps are needed, including a return of freedom of assembly.



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