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March 3rd, 2009
World Links: Obama Writes Secret Letter to Russia; Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attacked in Pakistan

President Obama wrote a secret letter to Russian President, Dimitri Medvedev, saying that the U.S. will back off on plans to deploy a missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Russia will help deter Iran from developing long-range missiles. Medvedev indicated that he is willing to cooperate on the Iranian nuclear threat.

The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked while traveling on a bus in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say that the attack bore the hallmarks of the November 2008 attack in Mumbai, India.

The International Criminal Court is expected to announce the indictment of Sudan’s President, Omar al-Beshir, on Wednesday. Al-Beshir dismisses the indictment saying that the West are trying to prevent development projects in Sudan.

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