Posts Tagged ‘ambassador’

Ambassador Mkrtchyan: “Armenian-Greek relations are based on common values and blood ties”

Marking Armenia’s participation at the Philoxenia 2022 international tourism exhibition as an honoured country, held November 18-20 at the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, Armenian Ambassador to Greece Tigran Mkrtchyan, speaking exclusively to Penta Postagma, said that Greek-Armenian cooperation should be raised to a significantly higher level and which will be in line with strategic cooperation,… […]

World Cup ambassador criticized over LGBT remarks

The World Cup ambassador for the Gulf nation, Khalid Salman, a former international football player for Qatar, has come under criticism for remarks he made in an interview with German television suggesting that homosexuality is a “disease in the head.” The tournament, which is scheduled to begin on November 20, has come under fire for […]

‘A phenomenal, phenomenal military’ — US ambassador praises Israeli army in wake of Abu Akleh killing

“My north star is maintaining a democratic Jewish state. That is the single most important thing I believe that I can do as American ambassador” –US ambassador to Israel Tom Nides on his job description. And that means praising the Israeli military repeatedly despite the fact that it killed a Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh. […]

Disgruntlement with US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan Reaches Critical Levels

The wave of criticism of US Ambassador Kelly Degnan’s activities has recently swept Georgia and gained critical momentum, along with the criticism of US policy in the country in general. In an interview to the Public TV – First Channel, chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition Irakli Kobakhidze called “incomprehensible and offensive” the statement […]

Turkey protests to Greek Ambassador over ‘militarization’ of Aegean islands; Greece rejects demarche

Turkey called in the Greek Ambassador in Ankara on Monday to protest the ‘militarisation’ of Greek islands alleging that Greece was violating international law through the presence of armoured military vehicles at border islands. Greece rejected a Turkish demarche which was presented to Ambassador Christodoulos Lazaris who in response underlined that Greece’s positions have been thoroughly… […]

Ukraine expels Iranian ambassador over Arming Russia with Drones

    In reaction to Tehran’s “unfriendly act” of supplying combat drones to Russia, Ukraine said on Friday that it had withdrawn the accreditation of Iran’s ambassador in Kiev and would “seriously reduce” the number of diplomats stationed there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that providing weapons to Moscow “directly contradicts the […]

Ukraine expels Iranian ambassador over Arming Russia with Drones

    In reaction to Tehran’s “unfriendly act” of supplying combat drones to Russia, Ukraine said on Friday that it had withdrawn the accreditation of Iran’s ambassador in Kiev and would “seriously reduce” the number of diplomats stationed there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that providing weapons to Moscow “directly contradicts the […]

Ukraine expels Iranian ambassador over Arming Russia with Drones

    In reaction to Tehran’s “unfriendly act” of supplying combat drones to Russia, Ukraine said on Friday that it had withdrawn the accreditation of Iran’s ambassador in Kiev and would “seriously reduce” the number of diplomats stationed there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that providing weapons to Moscow “directly contradicts the […]

Ukraine expels Iranian ambassador over Arming Russia with Drones

    In reaction to Tehran’s “unfriendly act” of supplying combat drones to Russia, Ukraine said on Friday that it had withdrawn the accreditation of Iran’s ambassador in Kiev and would “seriously reduce” the number of diplomats stationed there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that providing weapons to Moscow “directly contradicts the […]

Ukraine expels Iranian ambassador over Arming Russia with Drones

    In reaction to Tehran’s “unfriendly act” of supplying combat drones to Russia, Ukraine said on Friday that it had withdrawn the accreditation of Iran’s ambassador in Kiev and would “seriously reduce” the number of diplomats stationed there. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that providing weapons to Moscow “directly contradicts the […]

Israel summons Mexican Ambassador over Mexico City protests outside Israeli Embassy

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Mexican Ambassador in Jerusalem for a reprimand, after protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City and vandalised its premises. “We view the issue very gravely. We expect that Mexico will fulfil its international obligations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said, according to Times […]

Israel summons Mexican Ambassador over Mexico City protests outside Israeli Embassy

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Mexican Ambassador in Jerusalem for a reprimand, after protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City and vandalised its premises. “We view the issue very gravely. We expect that Mexico will fulfil its international obligations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said, according to Times […]

Israel summons Mexican Ambassador over Mexico City protests outside Israeli Embassy

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Mexican Ambassador in Jerusalem for a reprimand, after protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City and vandalised its premises. “We view the issue very gravely. We expect that Mexico will fulfil its international obligations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said, according to Times […]

Israel summons Mexican Ambassador over Mexico City protests outside Israeli Embassy

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Mexican Ambassador in Jerusalem for a reprimand, after protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City and vandalised its premises. “We view the issue very gravely. We expect that Mexico will fulfil its international obligations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said, according to Times […]

Israel summons Mexican Ambassador over Mexico City protests outside Israeli Embassy

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Mexican Ambassador in Jerusalem for a reprimand, after protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City and vandalised its premises. “We view the issue very gravely. We expect that Mexico will fulfil its international obligations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said, according to Times […]

Israel summons Mexican Ambassador over Mexico City protests outside Israeli Embassy

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Mexican Ambassador in Jerusalem for a reprimand, after protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City and vandalised its premises. “We view the issue very gravely. We expect that Mexico will fulfil its international obligations,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said, according to Times […]

Biden to Nominate Career Diplomat Tracy as Ambassador to Russia, White House Say

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden will nominate career diplomat Lynne Tracy, currently the U.S. ambassador to Armenia, as ambassador to Russia, the White House said on Tuesday. The post in Russia has been vacant since Sept. 4, when envoy John Sullivan concluded his tenure there amid soaring bilateral tensions due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Tracy was […]

Chile’s Palestinians praise Boric’s cancellation of Israeli ambassador’s credential ceremony, and look forward to more

Thirty-six-year-old Gabriel Boric, the youngest Chilean president ever to have been elected, refused Thursday morning to receive Israel’s new ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, who was summoned to the Chilean Presidential Palace to present his credential papers. The news was reported by Chilean newspaper Ex-Ante, however, the Chilean government denied this, stating that the presentation […]

Chile’s Palestinians praise Boric’s cancellation of Israeli ambassador’s credential ceremony, and look forward to more

Thirty-six-year-old Gabriel Boric, the youngest Chilean president ever to have been elected, refused Thursday morning to receive Israel’s new ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, who was summoned to the Chilean Presidential Palace to present his credential papers. The news was reported by Chilean newspaper Ex-Ante, however, the Chilean government denied this, stating that the presentation […]

Israel rebukes Chile envoy for cancelling ambassador’s credential ceremony

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned Chile’s ambassador to rebuke him after Chilean President Gabriel Boric cancelled the credential ceremony for the new Israeli ambassador to Santiago, Israeli media reported on Friday. Gil Artzyeli, the new Israeli ambassador, was already at the presidential palace for a scheduled presentation when Chilean Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola told him […]

Israel rebukes Chile envoy for cancelling ambassador’s credential ceremony

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has summoned Chile’s ambassador to rebuke him after Chilean President Gabriel Boric cancelled the credential ceremony for the new Israeli ambassador to Santiago, Israeli media reported on Friday. Gil Artzyeli, the new Israeli ambassador, was already at the presidential palace for a scheduled presentation when Chilean Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola told him […]

Israel to reprimand Chile for snubbing its new ambassador to Santiago

A diplomatic tussle intensified on Friday after Chile’s President put off accepting the credentials of Israel’s new ambassador to Santiago over the killing in the occupied West Bank of a Palestinian teenager, Reuters reports. In response, Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned Chilean ambassador, Jorge Carvajal, for what it called a reprimand at a meeting where, it […]

Chile President refuses Israeli ambassador’s credentials over Israel’s killing of Palestinians

Chilean President, Gabriel Boric, yesterday refused to accept the credentials of new Israeli Ambassador, Gil Artzyeli, due to Israel’s killing of Palestinians. Artzyeli had been scheduled to present his credentials to Boric as a formality, but the Chilean government informed him that the ceremony had been cancelled, before he was instructed to leave. According to […]

UAE ambassador resumes work in Iran after 7 years

TEHRAN — The UAE ambassador to Tehran, Saif al-Zaabi, has arrived in Tehran to resume his work after 7 years, according to informed sources. The UAE downgraded diplomatic relations with Iran in 2016 after the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and the Saudi consulate in Mashhad in protest against Riyadh’s execution of prominent […]

US ambassador praises Israel’s ‘relatively calm’ actions in Gaza, leaves out slain Palestinians

US ambassador to Israel Tom Nides yesterday praised Israel’s treatment of Gaza, saying that it had been able to “lean in” and make life better for Gazans, with the result that last month’s onslaught was “relatively calm.” Nides did not mention the 49 Gazans, among them 17 children, killed by Israeli missile strikes in those […]

Russia appoints new ambassador to Iran

TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali has announced that Russia has appointed a new envoy to Iran. The new Russian ambassador, Alexey Dedov, will replace Levan Dzhagaryan, one of the longest-serving Russian diplomats in Iran. Jalali broke the news on Twitter after meeting the newly-appointed Russian ambassador.  “Today I had a meeting with Alexey […]

Ambassador Mkrtchyan: Istanbul massacre perpetrators went unpunished; thousands of Greeks, Armenians & Jews forced to leave

The pogrom on September 6-7, 1955 in Istanbul targeted Greeks, Armenians and Jews, and the victims were exposed to savage, devastating violence. Commenting on Turkey’s Kristallnacht, Armenian Ambassador to Athens Tigran Mkrtchyan, said: “In Istanbul September 6 to 7, 1955, Armenians, Greeks and Jews were massacred. The perpetrators of the massacres went unpunished.” “Thousands of […]

Iranian ambassador meets UNHCR representative in Syria

TEHRAN – Sivanka Dhanapala, the UNHCR representative in Syria, and Mahdi Sobhani, the Iranian ambassador to Damascus, met on Monday to discuss a variety of topics, including the most recent developments in the West Asian nation and the region as well as the Syrian refugees. Reportedly, about 13 million Syrians in total are forcibly displaced, […]

US to Name Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic

The United States plans to name an ambassador at large for the Arctic, reflecting the region’s growing strategic and commercial importance as its shrinking opens up new sea lanes and vast oil and mineral resources. Russia has reopened hundreds of Soviet-era military sites in the region, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, a […]

US to Name Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic

The United States plans to name an ambassador at large for the Arctic, reflecting the region’s growing strategic and commercial importance as its shrinking opens up new sea lanes and vast oil and mineral resources. Russia has reopened hundreds of Soviet-era military sites in the region, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, a […]

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