Posts Tagged ‘diplomats’

Slovakia expels three Russian diplomats over ‘serious crime’

Slovakia on Monday said it had expelled three Russian diplomats for “a serious crime”, with local media reporting a possible link to the murder of a former Chechen rebel in a Berlin park last year. “I can confirm that a decision has been taken to expel three employees of the Russian Federation embassy in Slovakia,” […]

Expelled Russian diplomats allowed back after shooting some Palestinians

     DOZENS of countries who expelled Russian diplomats in March have agreed to allow the officials back after it was reported that they shot and killed Palestinians in the Gaza strip earlier this week. Originally deported from Ireland, the US, France, Italy and Germany, in solidarity with the UK over an alleged spy attack which […]

Vice president: Iranian diplomats should be fully supported in negotiations with Europe

MNA – Iran’s first vice-president has called for full support for Iranian diplomats who are negotiating with Europeans on the future of the nuclear deal. Speaking in a meeting of the Central Headquarters of the Economy of Resistance in Tehran on Monday afternoon, Es’hagh Jahangiri said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pursuing its […]

Russia Orders Out 60 U.S. Diplomats Over Spy Poisoning Affair

Russia Orders Out 60 U.S. Diplomats Over Spy Poisoning Affair March 29th, 2018 Via: Reuters: Russia expelled 60 U.S. diplomats on Thursday and announced it would eject scores from other countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of […]

Russia Says It Will Expel 60 U.S. Diplomats in Retaliation for Trump’s Move

Russia said it’s expelling 60 U.S. diplomats and closing the American consulate in St. Petersburg in a retaliatory move linked to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the measures against the U.S. “include the expulsion of the same number of diplomats” as the Russian envoys […]

No fear of reprisal, but need for dialogue: Austria on not expelling Russian diplomats

Austria refrained from expelling Russian diplomats earlier this week, in contrast to its EU neighbors, who chose to rely on the UK’s assertion that Russia was behind the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Karin Kneissl, Austria’s top diplomat, said the surprise decision had nothing to do with a fear of countermeasures […]

Trump and European leaders expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to spy poisoning

Andrew Bunscombe The Independent WASHINGTON: The United States ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and the shuttering of the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to Moscow’s suspected involvement in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in England, AP news reported on Monday. Sixteen EU countries including Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland also expelled envoys, […]

U.S. Expels 60 Russian Diplomats, Shutters Seattle Consulate

U.S. Expels 60 Russian Diplomats, Shutters Seattle Consulate March 26th, 2018 60 PNGed in one shot??? Via AP: The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to […]

Ukraine expells 13 Russian diplomats “in response to cynical chemical attack in Salisbury”

nsnbc : Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in response to what he described as a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury, the Ukraine, in coordination […]

Russian officials and policymakers respond to expulsion of diplomats and toxic diplomacy

nsnbc : Russian officials and policymakers responded to the coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States as well as 14 from the […]

US has informed UN about decision to expel Russian diplomats

nsnbc : United Nations Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq confirmed on Monday that the UN was aware of the announcement by the United States’ Government […]

Germany, Poland expel Russian diplomats over Skripal case

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Expelled Russian diplomats leave embassy in London (VIDEO)

A video provided by the Ruptly news agency shows several vehicles leaving the territory of the diplomatic mission on Tuesday. Earlier, minibuses were captured on camera entering the compound. Last week, London ordered 23 Russian diplomats to leave the UK by March 20. According to the country’s envoy, Alexander Yakovenko, the family members of the […]

RETALIATION: Moscow Expels 23 UK diplomats, Shuts British Council in Russia

In retaliation to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats expelled from the UK over the alleged poisoning of a retired USSR-UK double agent and his daughter, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Russian government has ordered reciprocal measures – with 23 UK diplomats ordered to leave on March 20th, according to Russian Ambassador to […]

Russia expelled 23 British diplomats as Skripal homicide scandal leaves Russia – UK relations dead in the water

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Moscow expels 23 UK diplomats & shuts British Council in response to ‘provocative moves’

Britain’s ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Saturday morning, where he was informed of Moscow’s response to London’s claims that Russia is behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former double agent, and his daughter, Yulia, on March 4 in Salisbury, UK. The ministry issued a statement saying 23 […]

Iran cautions against violation of conventions on protecting its diplomats

IRNA – Diplomatic norms necessitate the countries protecting foreign diplomats, and Iran will remind any country if it violates the international conventions on the issue, government spokesman said here on Tuesday. Any country in which Iran has a representative office is obliged to protect the Iranian diplomats there, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said at a weekly […]

Journalists, diplomats kicked out of Ahed #Tamimi’s trial

Despite Ahed Tamimi’s request for her trial to be open to the public, military judge rules that it will take place behind closed doors. By Oren Ziv Ahed Tamimi during the first hearing of her trial at the Ofer prison military court. February 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/ Dozens of diplomats, journalists, photographers, and supporters arrived at the […]

Iranian, British diplomats hold talks in Paris

The Iranian diplomat met Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues. During the meeting, the two sides also exchanged views on the latest developments regarding the Iran nuclear deal. Earlier on Wednesday, Araqchi held talks with Secretary-General of France’s ministry of foreign affairs […]

Video: Palestinian protesters chase US diplomats out of Bethlehem meeting

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 31 January 2018 This video shows Palestinian activists disrupting a meeting with a US diplomatic delegation at the chamber of commerce in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday, forcing the Americans to leave. The protesters carried banners and pictures of President Donald Trump and Vice President […]

Photos: Iran FM, top European diplomats discuss JCPOA in Brussels

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Russian, Iranian top diplomats discuss nuclear deal, Middle East

TASS– Russian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif have reiterated in a telephone conversation their commitment to strict compliance with the agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Monday. “[The two ministers] stressed their mutual commitment to fully implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s […]

Ukraine, Belarus expel diplomats following espionage claims

Ukraine fired its deputy-head of foreign intelligence and expelled a Belarussian diplomat a day after the government of Belarus claimed that it busted a Ukrainian spy ring that recruited local agents. The chain of events began on October 25, when the Belarussian Committee for State Security (KGB) arrested a Ukrainian journalist. The journalist, […]

Trump Expels 60% of Cuban Diplomats

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US expelled 15 Cuban diplomats from embassy in Washington

nsnbc : Following recent, alleged “mysterious and specific sonic attacks” that several U.S. diplomats suffered in Cuba, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump […]

At Least 16 U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Hit By Suspected ‘Covert Sonic Device’

This article by Mikael Thalen was originally published by Embassy staff diagnosed with conditions as serious as “mild traumatic brain injury” with “likely damage to the central nervous system” The State Department announced Thursday that more than a dozen Americans connected to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, have been affected by mysterious health incidents. Heather […]

Mystery sonic device blamed for foreign diplomats’ hearing loss in Cuba

Authorities in Cuba, the United States and Canada are investigating reports that several foreign diplomats stationed in Havana have been experiencing severe hearing loss in recent months. Some are blaming the deployment of a mystery “covert sonic device” for the diplomats’ symptoms. The allegations originate from diplomatic personnel stationed at the US embassy in Havana. […]

CNN Claims Cuba Using Sonic Sound Weapons Against US Diplomats

Andrew AnglinDaily Stormer August 10, 2017 I guess sound weapons do exist, and the Cubans could easily be within range of diplomatic staff to use them. Still, this seems like a very weird claim. Why would Cuba do this? Move over: why would CNN report something that actually happened in real life? […]

Australian foreign ministry disavows diplomats’ ties to Israeli group

Ali Abunimah Lobby Watch 7 August 2017 Alexander Downer, Australia’s ambassador in London, has resigned from NGO Monitor, a group that works with the Israeli government to smear human rights defenders. (via Facebook) The Australian foreign ministry is disavowing ties between two of its senior diplomats and the right-wing Israeli group NGO Monitor. NGO Monitor […]

Russia to expel 750 American diplomats from country following draconian sanctions from Washington

More than 750 American diplomats will have to leave Russia as a result of Washington’s own policies, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in an exclusive interview with the Rossiya 1 TV channel. “The American side has made a move which, it is important to note, hasn’t been provoked by anything, […]

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