Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In the West Bank, the IDF patrols in 4 villages nr. Hebron and 1 village nr. Jericho at night. Jewish settlers throw stones at Palestinian vehicles nr. Nablus, damaging around 20 cars. (MNA 10/16; PCHR 10/23)

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 group end with negotiators sounding positive about a follow-up round set for 11/7–8 in Geneva, and speaking of progress in addressing concerns about Tehran’s nuclear program. However, 1 source of disagreement between the sides, according to U.S. State Dept. spokesperson Jen Psaki, is what sanctions relief might be provided if Iran took concrete steps demanded by the international community regarding the nuclear work. (AFP, AP, REU 10/16)

The Turkish army fires on what it describes as al-Qa‘ida-linked militants in n. Syria, after the latter accidentally fired a mortar shell into Turkey’s territory. (REU 10/16)