Posts Tagged ‘diplomat’

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 […]

Senior German diplomat in Tehran hoping to salvage nuclear deal

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the US and increasing pressure from Washington. Tensions have soared in the Mideast recently as the White House earlier this month sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers […]

Diplomat highlights Iran’s stances on Muslim World issues ahead of OIC summit

Tasnim – An Iranian deputy foreign minister informed Muslim countries’ envoys in Tehran of the Islamic Republic’s stances on the Muslim world developments as Saudi Arabia is going to host a conference of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam Hossein Dehqani held a meeting with […]

Iran’s top diplomat to head for Iraq tomorrow

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif plans to make an official visit to Iraq in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries. Heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, Zarif is slated to leave Tehran for Baghdad on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. Managers and heads of […]

Trump sees no way of overcoming Iran, Russia aid in Syria: Ex-US diplomat

Tasnim – An American author and former diplomat highlighted reasons behind President Donald Trump’s recent decision to pull US troops out of Syria and said he “could see no way of overcoming Iranian and Russian aid” to the Damascus government. “Naturally, President Trump could see no way of overcoming Iranian and Russian aid; that help […]

Former diplomat challenges ‘fake’ Guardian claims about Julian Assange meeting Paul Manafort

     A former consul and first secretary at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has spoken out against a “fake story” from the Guardian. Speaking to The Canary, Fidel Narváez insisted that the claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is entirely false. The Canary has also seen a […]

“Russia Is Preparing for War”  Senior Russian Diplomat Confirms

By The Saker LD: The Saker here explains in detail (in over 2000 words) what can be summarized in fewer words. The United States and its Nato allies are so convinced of their military superiority that they are now, like hubristic playground bullies, openly beating the war drums against both Russia and China in the […]

Top Russian Diplomat: Idlib Militants Who Refuse to Lay Down Arms Will Be ‘Arrested or Eliminated’

SouthFront reports… Idlib militants who refuse to lay down arms and continue attacks on government forces have to be arrested or eliminated, Russia’s Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov told the country’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti on October 6. He stated that this attitude has been repeatedly declared by Russia and […]

Ex-diplomat: Iran never harbored animosity toward Persian Gulf states

IRNA – Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never harbored hostility toward the Persian Gulf Littoral States. Mousavian made the remarks addressing a panel hosted by the Persian Gulf states institute in Washington. The meeting was held with the attendance of Ali Alfoneh, senior fellow at the […]

Iran-G4+1 meeting shows US isolation: Diplomat

Tasnim – An Iranian deputy foreign minister said a ministerial meeting of Iran and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly has laid bare the US isolation. In a post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said, “The meeting of […]

Russia, Iran, Turkey to continue talks on Syria’s Idlib: Diplomat

Tasnim – Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said Moscow plans to continue talks with Tehran and Ankara on ways to help end the suffering of the Syrian people in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major terrorist stronghold in the Arab country. Russia, along with other guarantor states of de-escalation zones […]

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