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Daily International News 11.12.09

November 12, 2009

Daily International News 11.12.09

DPRK

North Korea threatens South over naval clash [WP] + [see below for KCNA coverage]

Kim Yong Nam Meets French Presidential Envoy [KCNA]
“Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) — Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, met and had a talk with Jack Lang, special envoy of the French president, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Thursday.”

Japan

Japan Cools to America as It Prepares for Obama Visit [NYT]

Emperor: Japanese ‘should learn from war’ [BBC]

China

China urges U.S. to respect its stance on Tibet [Xinhua]

China looms as key challenge on Obama’s Asia tour [Reuters]

China trade surplus shadows Obama visit [Asia Times]

HRW: China ‘running illegal prisons’ [BBC]

Nepal

Protesters Clash With Police in Nepal [NYT]

Middle East

Exclusive: Iranian enrichment has not grown: diplomats [Reuters]

Hezbollah leader lashes out at Obama [WP]

Yemen warns against intervention in rebel conflict [CNN]

AfPak

U.S. Afghan Envoy Said to Advise Against More Troops [Bloomberg]

Official: Obama rejects all Afghan war options [MSNBC]

Europe

Medvedev stresses modernization in Russia address [Reuters]

Spain tries 11 over alleged Islamic terror plot [WP]

Americas

Colombia takes Chavez war talk to Security Council [WP]

Officials Search for Answers in Extensive Brazil Blackout [NYT]

Lou Dobbs resigns from CNN [LAT]

S. Korean Forces Will Be Forced to Pay Dearly for Their Armed Provocation [full KCNA article]

“Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) — The south Korean forces will be forced to pay dearly for the grave armed provocation perpetrated by them in the waters of the north side in the West Sea of Korea on November 10. This warning is served by papers Thursday in signed commentaries.

Rodong Sinmun observes: The south Korean military authorities are now making much fuss in a bid to mislead the public opinion, describing the proper measure for self-defence taken by the north against a group of warships of the south Korean forces as “the third skirmish in the West Sea.” This is like a thief crying “Stop the thief!”

The latest armed clash in the West Sea was not a simple accidental incident but a deliberate and premeditated provocation perpetrated by the south Korean military in an effort to escalate the tension on the Korean Peninsula, the daily notes, and goes on:

It is a trite method of the south Korean warmongers to perpetrate a shocking provocation to derail any process for improving the north-south relations.

Nobody can deny the fact that the armed provocation perpetrated by them again in the West Sea is nothing but a deliberate and vicious move for increasing the tension and a dangerous war action of those much upset by the trend of the situation on the peninsula. This is a clear indictment meted out to the south Korean warmongers hell bent on the treacherous acts to disturb the peace on the peninsula and do harm to fellow countrymen by force of arms in collusion with outside forces while hamstringing the efforts to improve the inter-Korean relations.

The artillery pieces of the KPA convinced of justice and afire with hatred are now leveled at the provokers.

The south Korean military had better face up to the trend of the times and behave itself.

Minju Joson urges the south Korean military authorities to stop digging their own graves, make an apology to the nation for the armed provocation and take a responsible measure against the recurrence of the similar case.”

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