Sunday, June 28, 2009
"Iran's possession of nuclear weapons will trigger an arms race in the Middle East that would be bad ... for the security of the entire region," Obama said.
"So even as we clearly speak out in a unified voice in opposition to the violence that's taken place in Iran, we also have to be steady in recognizing that the prospect of Iran with a nuclear weapon is a big problem."
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Terrorism is not simply the enemy of America — it is a direct and urgent threat to the Pakistani people-------Jones
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
"They are blowing up schools, butchering innocent people, killing doctors for administering polio drops, closing down businesses and digging out the dead and the buried from their graves to impose upon us their bigoted world view," he said.
He hoped the country will be able to celebrate her next birth anniversary in a "changed environment where terrorism and extremism would have been eliminated".
Mr. Bhattacharjee accused the Maoists of killing innocent citizens and engaging in extortion and many other crimes with the locals suffering heavily.
"It will take some time to get rid of the Maoist menace and we will continue the campaign," he said.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
"Pakistan should show more action on Mumbai terror attack before the dialogue process starts. Pakistan Prime Minister has been saying for long time that Kashmir is a core issue and he will continue saying this in future as well," Mr Abdullah, president of National Conference told reporters.
However, he said he firmly believed that dialogue was the only solution to the Kashmir problem and was hopeful that the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will visit Moscow soon.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
"Some separatist and other elements in Kashmir and some parties in Jammu are hand in glove. They disturbed peace in the state last year and are trying to do the same now,"
Earlier, he told reporters that these forces were trying to distrub tranquillity and peace when tourist arrival to the state is high. "It's at this particular period that they rake up the issues."
About Pakistan raking up the Kashmir issue recently he said, "It is not something new as Pakistan has always been raking up this issue whenever it was facing internal problems."
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
"I expect the government of Pakistan to take strong, effective and sustained action to prevent the use of their territory for the commission of acts of terrorism in India, or against Indian interests, and use every means at their disposal to bring to justice those who have committed these crimes in the past, including the attack on Mumbai," Dr. Singh said.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
"It has come to our notice that in certain incidents, contractors have themselves approached the Naxals to blow up the roads built by them because they had used inferior material at first place. As the roads are blown away, no quality inspection takes place," Director General of Police (Jharkhand) V D Ram said.
Officials say, in most cases, the amount generated in the form of levy usually goes into a "luxurious lifestyle" of Naxal chiefs.
"The chiefs lead a luxurious life with all modern facilities. Though, they forcibly recruit children in their cadre, their own kids study in good public schools," officials said.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere. When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean. And when innocents in Bosnia and Darfur are slaughtered, that is a stain on our collective conscience. That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.
The situation in Afghanistan demonstrates America's goals, and our need to work together. Over seven years ago, the United States pursued al Qaida and the Taliban with broad international support. We did not go by choice, we went because of necessity. I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaida killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with.
This last point is important because there are some who advocate for democracy only when they are out of power; once in power, they are ruthless in suppressing the rights of others. No matter where it takes hold, government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power: you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party. Without these ingredients, elections alone do not make true democracy.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Holbrooke said Obama has sent his team to Pakistan to show US' concern to the people of Pakistan and to the world its concern for the internal refugees.
Geographically, Malkangiri district poses certain difficulties, he noted, pointing out that it borders both Chhatisgarh and
Mr Praharaj denied that the Naxals were targeting ‘police informers’. "They are killing innocent people and describing them as police informers only to spread terror amongst the villagers," he said.
Commenting on the violent incidents in Narayanpatna block of Koraput district, he said they were the result of a “complex problem involving ethnic groups and land related issues.”
The militants in Buner and other parts of Malakand division want to spoil the Pakistan founded by
Islamic countries should now come forward to help the people displaced by the military operations, he said. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference should help them, he added.
Monday, June 1, 2009
The war against militancy is a "total war and each and every section of society must rise to the occasion to defeat the mindset that creates and nurtures militancy", Zardari said. The nation cannot afford to lose the war for the sake of its own survival, he added.
He was quoted by presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar as saying that "the day was not far when militants would be so crippled that they will pose no threat to the people and the country".