Monday, August 30, 2010
The RG33 is manufactured in several configurations including the category I 4×4, category II 6×6, the heavy armored ground ambulance (HAGA) and the special operations command (SOCOM) vehicle. The RG33 series is in the medium weight class, providing survivability, advanced mobility, mission flexibility, rapid availability and vehicle commonality.
The sanctions will hit three North Korea state-owned entities and one individual, targeting the trade in arms, luxury goods and narcotics.
The new sanctions come after the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, in which 46 sailors died.
North Korea has denied responsibility for the sinking.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced last month that US sanctions against North Korea would be expanded.
The US has tried to drive international efforts to stop North Korea's efforts to build nuclear weapons.
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources including Israel National News
"We regret and condemn the inflammatory statements by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef," American State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. He continued that they are "not only deeply offensive, but incitement such as this hurts the cause of peace. As we move forward to relaunch peace negotiations, it is important that actions by people on all sides help to advance our effort, not hinder it," said Crowley.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday distanced himself from Yosef's remarks, but stopped short of a condemnation.
"Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's remarks do not reflect Netanyahu's views, nor do they reflect the stance of the Israeli government," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.
"Israel plans to take part in peace negotiations out of a desire to advance toward a peace agreement with the Palestinians that will end the conflict and ensure peace, security and good neighborly relations between the two peoples," the statement continued.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed Yosef's remarks, saying they were paramount to incitement to genocide.
Erekat called on the Israeli government to denounce the remarks by Israel's former chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and to take action against racist remarks by other elected officials.
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The drill will be staged this week from September 1 to September 4 in the sea between China and the Korean peninsula and will come ahead of a parallel U.S.-South Korean joint naval exercise.
"The oncoming scheduled rehearsal will be held in accordance with the annual plan in a region, where exercises of the People's Liberation Army [of China] are traditional," the statement said.
The exercise is aimed at training naval artillery's skills, the ministry's statement said.
The Chinese military exercise will be held off the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao, Beijing said. This way, the drill will be well away from the U.S.-South Korean naval exercise, which will be staged off the west coast of the Korean peninsula.