By Julian Pecquet - 02/01/13 01:53 PM EST
In other news:
Iran issued a veiled threat to respond to Israel's attack on a target in Syria. [The Washington Post]
A mysterious explosion at the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company on Thursday killed at least 25 people. [The New York Times]
Lobbying and regulations:
The State Department is seeking comment until March 18 on proposals to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to revise Category IV — which includes launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs and mines — of the U.S. Munitions List to describe more precisely the articles warranting control.
Global Affairs news you might have missed:
Republicans introduce dueling legislation to stop arms sales to Egypt
Van Hollen's father, former diplomat, dead at 90
Jordan's ambassador to the U.S. weighs in on the country's recent elections
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