International

Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi: Suggestions Of Link Between Iran And Al-Qaeda Are “Ridiculous”

April 23, 2013

““This is the most hilarious thing I’ve heard in my 64 years,” Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, as quoted by ISNA news agency. He added that any suggestion that Al-Qaeda is linked to Iran is “truly ridiculous.””

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Canadian Authorities Arrest Two Men Accused Of Al-Qaeda-Backed Plot To Derail A Toronto Passenger Train

April 22, 2013

“The RCMP said it had arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto in connection with the plot, which authorities said was not linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.”

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Traveled to Russia For 6 Months in 2012

April 19, 2013

“Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev flew in and out of John F. Kennedy Airport last year and was out of the country for six months, and investigators said they want to know if he received any terror training while he was overseas, NBC 4 New York has learned.”

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Kyrgyzstan Government: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Emigrated to U.S. in 2001

April 19, 2013

“UPDATE: Kyrgyz government official tells CNN Tsarnaev brothers left Kyrgyzstan for the US in 2001. – @IvanCNN.”

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Chechnyan President: Any Attempt to Connect Boston Marathon Bombing to Chehens Will Be “Met in Vain”

April 19, 2013

“Chechnya’s president posts message on Instagram saying any attempt to connect the act of terrorism to Chechnya would be ‘in vain’ – @nytimes”

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President Obama Meets With Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal To Discuss Syria

April 18, 2013

“The spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said the president joined a meeting between the Saudi official and Obama’s national security adviser, Tom Donilon.”

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Venezuelan Vice President Maduro Wins Presidential Election (50.8% of the Vote)

April 16, 2013

“Maduro secured 50.8% of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski won 49.0%, Venezuela’s National Electoral Council said Monday.”

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North Korea Threatens To Strike Colorado Springs (But Doesn’t Know Where It Is)

April 14, 2013

“The latest ridiculous North Korean propaganda video includes threats to launch that nation’s (untested) KN-08 missiles at four U.S. cities: Washington, Colorado Springs, Colo., Los Angeles and Honolulu.”

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry Travels to China to Discuss North Korea

April 14, 2013

“Secretary of State John Kerry flew to China on Saturday and sought to elicit China’s help in dealing with an increasingly recalcitrant nuclear armed North Korea by saying that American missile defenses could be cut back if the North abandoned its nuclear program.”

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Japanese Defense Official: North Korean Missile Launchpad Moved Into Firing Position

April 11, 2013

“A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Kyodo reports, citing a Japan defense official.”

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Report: State Department Official Secretly Met With “Top Representative” of North Korean Government in March

April 9, 2013

“No real progress was made during the meeting and no new offers were made by the U.S. officials present, the sources said.”

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Moving Vans Appear at North Korean Embassy in London; North Korea Denies Plans to Shut Down Embassy

April 9, 2013

“The movers were called in just a day before North Korea set a April 10 deadline for foreign embassies, including the British mission, to submit evacuation plans for their Pyongyang delegations.”

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U.S. Intelligence: North Korea Could Test-Launch Latest Mobile Ballistic Missile At Any Time Now

April 9, 2013

“A test launch of one or both of missiles thought to be loaded into mobile launchers could happen without North Korea issuing a standard warning to commercial aviation and maritime shipping, according to the official.”

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South Korean Military Official: North Korea May Be Preparing Missile Test Or “Another Provocative Act”

April 7, 2013

“A top South Korean national security official said Sunday that North Korea may be setting the stage for a missile test or another provocative act with its warning that it soon will be unable to guarantee diplomats’ safety in Pyongyang.”

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U.S. Delays Long-Planned Missile Test in California Due to Tensions With North Korea

April 7, 2013

“The unusual precaution by the US follows a barrage of hostile rhetoric from North Korea – including the threat of open war – that has created jitters in South Korea’s financial markets.”

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