Posts Tagged ‘diplomat’

Russian diplomat refuses to rule out military deployment to Latin America

A top Russian diplomat on Thursday refused to rule out a military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if the US and allies don’t stop military activities on Russia’s doorstep. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said he could “neither confirm nor exclude” the possibility of Russia sending military assets to Latin America. “It all depends on […]

Afghan diplomat: Ahmad Massoud says he’s not seeking war

Afghan diplomat: Ahmad Massoud says he’s not seeking war – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Abdul Qayyum Soleimani, caretaker of the Afghan embassy in Tehran, told a news conference late on Tuesday that Ahmad Massoud, the leader of Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF), told acting Taliban foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Tehran that he is not […]

Top Western diplomat: U.S. should take ‘meaningful first step’ to put JCPOA on right track

Top Western diplomat: U.S. should take ‘meaningful first step’ to put JCPOA on right track – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A senior Western diplomat has said since it was the United States that quit the nuclear deal and imposed sanctions on Iran it must take a “meaningful first step” to revitalize the agreement, Politico reported on […]

Russian diplomat says optimistic about success of Vienna talks

Russian diplomat says optimistic about success of Vienna talks – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Expressing optimism about revitalization of the JCPOA, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations has said all necessary conditions have been provided for achieving success at the Vienna talks. Speaking in an interview with RIA Novosti on Wednesday, Dmitry Polyanskiy said […]

Top Iran diplomat: European stance not constructive at nuclear talks

European negotiators in talks to salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers presented no “new practical initiatives” and were not constructive in the last round that paused on Dec. 17, the Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday, Reuters reported. The negotiations will resume on Dec. 27, Russia and the European Union’s foreign service said earlier on […]

State TV: Recalled Iranian Diplomat to Yemen Dies of COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Iran’s top diplomat to Yemen died Tuesday after reportedly contracting the coronavirus, Iranian state TV said, just days after he was abruptly recalled from his mission in the war-torn nation. State-run media in Iran said Ambassador Hassan Irloo had become infected with the coronavirus in Yemen, where a conflict between Iran-backed Houthi […]

JCPOA exit ‘was like shooting in one of U.S. legs’: Russian diplomat

TEHRAN – In a tweet on Wednesday, Russia’s representative in the Vienna talks described the withdrawal of the U.S. from the JCPOA as shooting itself in the leg. “Indeed! The decision to withdraw from #JCPOA was like shooting in one of US legs. It doesn’t matter if it was left or right leg” Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s […]

Yes Ms. Diplomat, Canada Does Arm and Fund Israel

December 19, 2021 A pro-Palestine protest in Canada. (Photo: Jim Miles, Supplied)  – Yves Engler is the author of Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid and a number of other books. He contributed this article to The Palestine By Yves Engler Did Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority lie or was she simply ignorant of important facts? […]

Ex-Pakistani diplomat says Iran’s demands in Vienna talks are logical

Ex-Pakistani diplomat says Iran’s demands in Vienna talks are logical – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Asif Ali Khan Durrani, Pakistan’s former envoy to Tehran, has said that Iran’s demands in the Vienna talks that sanctions must be lifted totally are reasonable, IRNA reported on Sunday. “The Americans need to change their approach towards Iran for a […]

Diplomat warns against ‘dangerous’ acts of piracy targeting Iranian oil at sea

Diplomat warns against ‘dangerous’ acts of piracy targeting Iranian oil at sea – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – An Iranian diplomat to the UN issued a stern warning on Tuesday against acts of piracy targeting tankers carrying Iran’s oil at sea, urging the international community to condemn such “unlawful acts” that endanger freedom of navigation. Zahra Ershadi, […]

Interview: Wife Of Venezuelan Diplomat ‘Kidnapped’ By The US

 Camila Saab Speaks Out. While Washington Cannot Choose The President Of Venezuela, It Can Make Life Impossible For Officials, Such As Alex Saab, Who Attempt To Defy Its Sanctions Regime. On Wednesday, November 24, MintPress News Editor in Chief Mnar Adley sat down to speak with Camila Saab, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. […]

Ex-diplomat: Gen. Soleimani thwarted U.S. plot in the region

Ex-diplomat: Gen. Soleimani thwarted U.S. plot in the region – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – General Qassem Soleimani was able to organize the axis of resistance and thwart the conspiracy of the United States to the extent that the decline of the U.S. and its withdrawal from the region are the results of the efforts of Gen. […]

Iran’s priority is to expand trade with neighbors, senior diplomat says

TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari has said it is a priority to expand economic and trade cooperation with neighbors, saying the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) can help achieve this goal. Safari made the remarks at a meeting with ECO Secretary-General Khosrow Nazeri on the eve of the ECO summit […]

Diplomat seeks removing border obstacles to up trade with Iraq

TEHRAN — Mehdi Safari, the Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy, has said it is possible to expand trade between Tehran and Baghdad by two times provided that the existing border problems are resolved, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Safari, a career diplomat, made the comments in the seventh meeting of the Foreign Economic Relations Coordination […]

U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Freed From Myanmar Jail With Ex-Diplomat’s Aid

BANGKOK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, sentenced only days ago to 11 years hard labor in Myanmar, has been freed and is on his way home, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said Monday. Richardson said in a statement that Fenster had been handed over to him in Myanmar and would return […]

Bosnia’s presidency has pledged there will be no war, says senior US diplomat

Bosnian officials have ruled out the possibility of a new ethnic war, a senior US envoy has said, despite deep tensions triggered by Bosnian Serb separatist moves. Gabriel Escobar, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, stressed that talks with the Bosniak, Serb and Croat presidency members were constructive. “The most important thing … that we […]

Miami Defenders Rally For Release Of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab

Above photo: Provided by author. On Sunday, October 24, representatives from more than six independent activist groups led by the Bolivarian Circle of Miami joined forces at the foot of the statue of Latin American hero, Simon Bolivar, in the Miami Torch of Friendship Park, to demand Venezuelan Ambassador Alex Saab’s immediate release from U.S. […]

U.N. Cuts Off Indian Diplomat Criticizing China, Blames ‘Mic Failure’

An Indian diplomat’s microphone conspicuously cut out during a United Nations (U.N.) transport conference in Beijing last week just as the envoy began to criticize China’s infrastructure-building Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Wednesday. Priyanka Sohoni, the second secretary of the Indian Embassy in Beijing, had just begun speaking […]

General Colin Powell (1937-2021): Warrior and Diplomat Undone by the Establishment He Supported

General Colin Powell, the first black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, died Monday morning from complications of COVID-19. He led a storied military career and emerged on the political scene as a Republican who challenged his party to do more to reach out to minority communities. His stature was […]

Top U.S. diplomat during Kabul evacuation tests positive for Covid

Back in late June, there was a major Covid outbreak at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, leading to at least 159 cases. Some at the embassy had to be put on oxygen or get medically evacuated. Wilson didn’t personally send any emails to the entire embassy staff urging people this year to get vaccinated, according […]

U.S. economic hegemony is waning: Russian diplomat

U.S. economic hegemony is waning: Russian diplomat – Tehran%20Times The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan has triggered a lot of speculation about the decline of America. It was a big political catastrophe that reminds the world of the U.S. exit from Vietnam. But before its military failure in Afghanistan, America ruined its reputation via […]

Congratulations pour in on Amir-Abdollahian as he takes over as Iran’s top diplomat

Congratulations pour in on Amir-Abdollahian as he takes over as Iran’s top diplomat – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Foreign diplomats have sent congratulatory messages or have congratulated Hossein Amir-Abdollahian by phone as the Iranian parliament confirmed him as Iran’s foreign minister on Wednesday. Foreign ministers of Russia, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Oman, Kazakhstan, and Lebanon, among […]

Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers

Above photo: Provided by author. Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 months under US-ordered arrest in the African archipelago country of Cabo Verde. A special envoy of the Venezuelan government, he is fighting extradition to the US for the “crime” of trying to procure humanitarian supplies of food, fuel, and medicine from […]

Diplomat: “Not Even Tanks” Can Stop Large Wave of Afghan Refugees Heading to Europe

Despite Europe heavily fortifying its borders since the 2015 crisis, a top diplomat warns that “not even tanks” can stop a potentially large wave of Afghan refugees heading to the continent. Even before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, up to 30,000 people were fleeing the country every single week. Humanitarian development worker Sybille Schnehage […]

Biden Puts Afghan American Diplomat Hilmira Clintabdul In Charge Of Protecting American Embassy In Kabul

Biden Puts Afghan American Diplomat Hilmira Clintabdul In Charge Of Protecting American Embassy In Kabul KABUL—As the Taliban threatens the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Biden has selected an up-and-coming rookie diplomat to protect the Americans serving there: Afghan American woman Hilmira Clintabdul. Clintabdul has reportedly been rising up the ranks in the state department, and […]

Diplomat elaborates on the West’s ulterior motives in nuclear talks

Diplomat elaborates on the West’s ulterior motives in nuclear talks – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – An Iranian diplomat comments on a warning by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei about the West’s intention to use the 2015 nuclear deal to enable interference in Iran’s affairs. Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s permanent ambassador to the Vienna-based International […]

Senior US diplomat in China for talks on fraught ties

America’s No. 2 diplomat has arrived in China to discuss the fraught relationship between the countries on Monday with two top Foreign Ministry officials. Wendy Sherman, the deputy secretary of state, will hold separate meetings with Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, who is in charge of U.S.-China relations, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a […]

US Kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: Alex Saab’s Case

 Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with attorney Femi Falana about the shocking case of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who has been kidnapped for the crime of violating illegal sanctions in order to feed his country. Under pressure from the United States, Cape Verdean authorities arrested Saab in June of 2020 when he stopped […]

Senior Iranian diplomat elaborates on Salehi’s letter to IAEA chief

Senior Iranian diplomat elaborates on Salehi’s letter to IAEA chief – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Kazem Gharibabadi, has given more details about the letter that Iran’s nuclear chief sent to IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi. The letter, sent via Gharibabadi, contained details about Iran’s decision to announce the expiration […]

US Trying To Extradite Diplomat For The ‘Crime’ Of Securing Food For The Hungry

US Trying To Extradite Diplomat For The ‘Crime’ Of Securing Food For The Hungry By Roger Harris, Popular Resistance. May 23, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Alex Saab. Orinoco Tribune. The case of Alex Saab v. the Empire. The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic […]

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