Saturday, June 13, 2009


* Ahmadinejad re-election sparks Iran clashes Thousands of angry protesters have clashed with police after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of Iran's presidential poll.

* Shalom, Ayalon warn of Iranian threat Vice Premier Silvan Shalom and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon on Saturday stressed the danger posed by the Iranian nuclear threat.

* US: Syria has key Mideast peace role US President Barack Obama's special Mideast envoy said Saturday that Syria has a key role to play in forging peace.

* Hariri won't urge Hizbullah disarmament The pro-Western politician favored to become Lebanon's next prime minister is setting aside the explosive issue of disarming Hizbullah.

* Syria, Hamas welcome Ahmadinejad victory Syrian President Bashar Assad and the terrorist Hamas group expressed their satisfaction on Saturday with the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadineja.

* Socialists warn EU leaders to respect parliament on Barroso issue The European Socialists have warned EU leaders meeting next week in Brussels not to disrespect the European Parliament.

* EU arms embargo against China 'absurd', says ambassador China's ambassador to the European Union, Mr Song Zhe, told an audience in Brussels on Friday (12 June) that the EU arms embargo against the Asian giant was radically out of step.

* North Korea: We'll weaponize all of our plutonium North Korea said on Saturday it would start a uranium enrichment program and vowed to weaponize all of its plutonium in response to UN punishment for its nuclear test.

* 'Palestinian state as soon as possible' President Barack Obama's special Mideast envoy George Mitchell said Friday that Washington supports the creation of a Palestinian state "as soon as possible."

* Exiled group says race on in Iran to build bomb Iran will redouble efforts to build an atomic bomb following Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's victory in a presidential election.

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