Expectations high for Obamas Cairo speech

President Obama will deliver an unprecedented speech in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday, addressed to the Arab and Muslim world. Obama has said resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the top of his agenda, and his Cairo speech is expected to signal how his administration intends to move on the problem.

JCP Chair Shii protests North Korea's nuclear test

North Korea conducted a nuclear test on May 25 in disregard of world opinion. It is a flagrant violation of both United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718 of October 14, 2006, demanding that 'the DPRK not conduct any further nuclear test or launch of a ballistic missile,' and the joint statement adopted at the Six Party Talks on September 19, 2005, stating that the DPRK 'committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs.' It is unacceptable that North Korea unilaterally broke its promise to the world because of its disagreement with the April statement of the UNSC president condemning North Korea's rocket launch.

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