This is the second of four cases in which the judgement has been pronounced. The court found 15 accused guilty last Wednesday, on similar charges in a case in which the Indian Navy and Coast Guard intercepted a vessel used by Somali pirates200 miles off Kochi in the Arabian Sea on January 29, 2011. Verdicts against 87 accused in two other cases are likely by Friday and next week. The accused, who had pleaded guilty, were happy to be going home soon.
Calling on all parties to implement the resolution’s provisions fully and earnestly, he recalled that China and the Russian Federation had issued a joint statement on 4 July and put forward a road map to resolve the issue through two parallel tracks — denuclearization and the establishment of a peace mechanism. That plan, which was based on a “suspension-for-suspension” approach, was both realistic and feasible. Recalling that the United States had recently indicated that it was not pushing for regime change in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or for the reunification of the Koreas, he expressed hope that it would adhere to its promises not to push its troops through the thirty-eight parallel north. Indeed, escalating such military activities would be detrimental to all countries of the region, he said.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America.
Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad. We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation.
The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing in the case of a man accused of aiding Iran to produce weapons of mass destruction to August 9, when a ruling will be issued.
The 59-year-old Iranian, H.M.R.H., was charged with attempting to re-export equipment to Iran which, prosecutors said, were aimed to aid them in producing weapons of mass destruction, in violation of UN sanctions which were imposed on Tehran.