Posts Tagged ‘diplomat’

Dissident British ex-diplomat Craig Murray indicted for blog posts in Kafkaesque case

The renowned British peace activist and former diplomat Craig Murray has been charged with contempt of court for writing blog posts. The suspicious indictment represents a heavily politicized, Kafkaesque case in which Murray has virtually none of his rights guaranteed. It also appears to be a part of the British government’s aggressive […]

Opec+ deal: Frmr diplomat says Putin saved US shale to encourage détente in relations with Washington

   Last week, Russia, Saudi Arabia and other major petroleum producers (sans the United States) signed a historic deal to cut oil output by a whopping 9.7 million barrels per day over the next two months in a bid to end the oil glut which sent prices falling off a cliff in March. Russian President […]

Top Pakistani diplomat calls for ‘responsible’ withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in wake of peace deal with Taliban

“We want a responsible withdrawal,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Reuters in Qatar’s capital Doha, where US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to oversee the signing of a peace deal with the Taliban on Saturday. “It’s an important day… Hopefully it will set the tone for peace and stability in Afghanistan,” Qureshi said of […]

Breaking: ‘Diplomat’s Wife’ Charged with Vehicular Homicide in UK Really CIA officer

The American woman at the centre of the tragic death of Northamptonshire teenager, Harry Dunn, has been exposed as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. alleged CIA prison at RAF Croughton The revelation was made by Sky News earlier today, essentially confirming that Anne Sacoolas has a “background” in the CIA. Sacoolas killed Harry, 19, […]

Top EU diplomat talks to US on Iran trip, Mideast plan

Radio Farda – Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell on Friday briefed US leaders on a trip to Iran aimed at easing tensions and discussed a US Middle East plan that he has denounced. On his first trip to Washington since assuming his position in December, Borrell met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said afterward […]

Turkish diplomat’s car TORCHED by assailants in Greece (VIDEO)

A video shows the parked car consumed in flames, as firefighters work to put out the blaze. Extensive damage to the rear of the vehicle is seen after the fire is extinguished. The incident, which took place in the early hours of Monday, is still under investigation. No suspects have been detained. While the motive […]

‘An impatient old man’: NK diplomat criticizes Trump over faltering bilateral talks

“Trump doesn’t know much about our country,” said Kim Yong Chol, a senior diplomat involved in organizing the second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He also said if Trump’s style of talking to his country continues, then “the time when we cannot but call him a ‘dotard’ again may come.” The […]

Fordow modernization project in Iran will be fully implemented — Russian diplomat

TASS – On December 5, Russia’s TVEL fuel company informed Teheran that it had suspended work on a project to revamp two chains of gas centrifuges at Iran’s Fordow facility Russia will implement the project on the modernization of Iran’s nuclear facility at Fordow, which has been suspended as of now, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister […]

HOPE initiative aimed at reducing regional tensions: Senior diplomat

Press TV – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says Tehran’s proposed plan for ensuring security in the Persian Gulf aims to reduce tensions in the strategic region. Araqchi said in a meeting with visiting Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah on Thursday that a constructive approach to the initiative — known […]

London ‘reviewing’ diplomatic immunity rules after wife of US diplomat killed 19 yo in car crash & fled UK

Harry Dunn, 19, was riding his motorbike on August 27 when he was struck by Anne Sacoolas, who was driving on the wrong side of the road near the RAF Croughton air force base in Northamptonshire, which is used by the US military. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Monday that the rules which […]

Turkey summons US diplomat over embassy’s ‘liking’ Gulenist tweet

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the American charge d’affaires over the US Embassy’s “liking” a Twitter message by a fugitive member of a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having masterminded a coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The foreign ministry’s spokesman, Hami Aksoy, said on Sunday […]

Joseph Wilson, US diplomat who spoke out on Iraq war, dies at 69

Joseph Wilson, a US diplomat who questioned the central underpinning for the invasion of Iraq under former President George W. Bush, died on Friday at the age of 69, the New York Times reported. Wilson’s ex-wife, Valerie Plame, a former CIA officer now running for Congress, told the Times his cause of death was […]

Iranian Diplomat Amir Mousavi to Al-Ahed: Tehran Fulfilled its Promises to the Syrian People despite US Procrastination

By Al-Ahed Beirut – Head of Iran’s Strategic Studies and International Relations, former diplomat Amir Mousavi told al-Ahed News Website that the Iranian oil tanker Adriyan Dariya-1 has reached the Syrian coast and unloaded its cargo, adding that it is getting ready to head to another port. In an exclusive interview with al-Ahed, Mousavi noted […]

Turkey bombs Kurdish region in Iraq after diplomat killed

Turkey on Thursday launched an air attack on the Kurdish region in northern Iraq in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region, the country’s defence minister said. The Turkish vice consul to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region was shot dead on Wednesday in the local capital Erbil. Police sources said […]

Turkish Diplomat Assassinated In Brazen Daytime Attack On Erbil Restaurant

A brazen daylight assassination raid by unknown attackers on a restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil has left at least one Turkish diplomat dead and two others injured. “They were shot at point blank range by unknown assailants,” one eyewitness described of the afternoon attack which local security sources described as a “serious” and […]

‘Racist Disgrace’: Susan Rice Slams Chinese Diplomat Who Says Black Families Ruin White Neighborhoods

Former US Ambassador and Netflix board member Susan Rice called a senior Chinese diplomat a “racist disgrace” in a heated Twitter spat on Sunday.  In defending China’s mass detention of Muslims, Islamabad-based diplomat Lijian Zhao first noted that “37 countries” have sent a joint letter to the UN supporting China’s position, while “22 countries” – none […]

INTERVIEW: Ecuadorian diplomat Fidel Navraez on Julian Assange extradition

Last Friday, the US extradition case for Julian Assange was officially opened at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where formal proceeding are expected to extend into late February or early March of 2020.  The following interview was recorded after Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing in London on June 14, 2019, where SUNDAY WIRE host Patrick […]

Turkish top diplomat due in Iran Thursday

Tasnim – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu plans to pay an official visit to Iran on Thursday in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in various areas, Turkish media said. Cavusoglu is slated to attend the first meeting of the Iran-Turkey Strategic Planning Joint Commission due to take place in […]

US to investigate reports N. Korea executed senior diplomat after Hanoi summit failure – Pompeo

“We’ve seen the reporting to which you are referring,” Pompeo told a news conference in Berlin Friday, answering a question about reports in South Korean media that nuclear envoy Kim Hyok Choi had been executed by Kim Jong Un’s regime. “We’re doing our best to check it out. I don’t have anything else to […]

Deputy FM Araghchi, German diplomat discuss JCPOA in Tehran

In this meeting, the two diplomats discussed the latest developments regarding the Iran nuclear deal and Germany’s attempts to salvage it, the Iranian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday. Asserting that Iran has run out of patience, Araghchi underlined the responsibilities of the remaining signatories after US’ decision to leave the deal. He doubled down on the […]

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