Nobody expected Iran to express delight over the latest round of sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says they’re a used hanky.
The Telegraph also has a short list of memorable Ahmadinejad quotes: remember “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country”?
SLOWING THE PACE IN KANDAHAR
The top NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, says the military operation in Kandahar province will take longer than first planned. “It’s more important we get it right than we get it fast,” he told reporters in Brussels. McChrystal has been warning that too many Afghan civilians are dying in NATO military offensives. He believes the growing toll can completely undo the effort to fight Taliban militants.
He personally apologized to Afghan president Hamid Karzai after a NATO airstrike killed some two dozen Afghan civilians in February.
OIL CLEANUP IS GONNA TAKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME – SAY, 6 MORE MONTHS
On Morning Edition, Brian Mann reports BP has promised it’ll do whatever it takes to clean up spilling oil:
BP shares are lower in European trading. NPR’s Ari Shapiro says President Obama will make his 4th visit to the Gulf region early next week.
OH DEAR, THAT DIDN’T GO SO WELL
South Korea lost its latest research satellite when the rocket launching it into space apparently exploded. The South Korean Minister of Education, Science and Technology says launch controllers lost the Naro-1 signal 137 seconds after liftoff. It’s South Korea’s second failure.
CHICAGO WINS STANLEY CUP
After nearly 50 years, the Blackhawks captured pro hockey’s highest prize, defeating Philadelphia 4 -3 in Game Six. Sports Illustrated’s Michael Farber breaks it down, including the game winning shot by the Hawk’s Patrick Kane in OT. Couldn’t see it? Neither could anybody else. Kane’s shot didn’t trigger the red light atop the goal and the refs needed a video review to confirm the shot. As Farber puts it, you needed subtitles to see the darn thing.