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What does OA stand for?

OA stands for Offensive Action

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Despite Tehran's policy of bolstering friendly ties with Baku, respecting Azerbaijan's sovereignty, and not interfering in the domestic affairs of the country, certain anti-Iran elements have regrettably carried out aggressive and offensive actions in Azerbaijan and have made unfounded territorial allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran," the statement read.
KABUL (PAN): US Ambassador Ryan Croker on Wednesday allayed fears that Afghan soil would be used for offensive action against neighbouring countries and stressed the just-concluded strategic deal was not against any nation.
The retired Canadian major general described Mladic as belligerent and a "bully" who "threatened to send my soldiers home in body bags" if UN or NATO forces took offensive action in the 1992-95 Bosnian conflict.
What's remarkable here is not the military effort, per se, but the fact that NATO undertook an essentially offensive action against a sovereign nation in the absence of an attack on any member state.
The rebel aim remained the capture of the capital Tripoli but they wanted to achieve that without foreign offensive action, Hasi told a news briefing at the rebel headquarters on the Benghazi seafront.