Posts Tagged ‘diplomat’

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 […]

Serving the British Empire British Diplomat Demands Coup in China Against Xi Jinping

SUBSCRIBE to EIR Daily Alert Service British Diplomat Calls for Regime Change in China May 1, 2021 (EIRNS)—“Regime Change in China Is Not Only Possible, It Is Imperative” is the title given to an opinion piece by Roger Garside, a British diplomat who was posted to Hong Kong while in the armed forces in the […]

Russian security service briefly detains Ukrainian diplomat

Russia‘s FSB security service briefly detained a Ukrainian diplomat in St Petersburg, Ukraine‘s foreign ministry said on Saturday, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the neighboring countries. Interfax news agency earlier reported the FSB as saying Oleksandr Sosoniuk was taken into custody when he tried to obtain classified information from Russian law enforcement databases […]

Chinese diplomat urges U.S. to lift all illegal sanctions against Iran

TEHRAN – A Chinese envoy on Tuesday urged the United States to lift all illegal sanctions against Iran and its “long-arm jurisdiction” against third-party entities and individuals, including those from China, CGTN reported. The Chinese envoy made remarks during the talks on the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna. Senior diplomats from China, France, Germany, Russia, […]

Bolsonaro forced into Cabinet reshuffle, fires top diplomat

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reshuffled his Cabinet on Monday amid intense pressure to sack his foreign relations minister whose tenure has been characterized by an anti-globalism bent that made him a lightning rod for critics. In addition to replacing foreign minister Ernesto Araújo the president shifted three other ministers into new positions — chief of […]

 ‘Maximum pressure’ on Iran was total failure: Russian diplomat

TEHRAN – The United States economic pressures against Iran was a total failure and that needs no further evidence to be recognized, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has said. In a tweet on Monday, the Russian diplomat highlighted the need for “some people” to learn lessons from the mistakes […]

EU’s top diplomat sees must-not-miss chance to revive Iran nuclear deal

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source

Wrestler, rescuer, diplomat, spy: Grandson unmasks his heroic Israeli patriarch

People thought twice about messing with the Unreich brothers in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. There were seven sons in the family, and six of them were wrestlers. Some won national and international titles. Zalman, the sixth child, and fifth son in the family, was the Slovak wrestling champion (welterweight division) in 1927 and took first place in […]

Tehran denies arrest of Iranian diplomat in Turkey

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Thursday rejected a claim by a Turkish newspaper that Turkey has arrested an Iranian diplomat for his alleged involvement in a killing plot. Khatibzadeh dismissed the claim as “baseless,” saying that the Turkish newspaper’s report was “based on groundless accusations.” Daily Sabah, an English-language Turkish newspaper, […]

Tehran summons Belgian envoy after Iranian diplomat jailed for 20 years on foiled bomb plot charges

Iran has summoned Belgium’s ambassador in Tehran to protest a Belgian court’s sentencing of Iranian diplomat Assadolah Assadi for orchestrating a bomb attack in Paris, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday. Tehran repeated its claim that the 20-year maximum sentence handed down to Assadi by an Antwerp court last week is a violation […]

China Demands Canada Punish Diplomat for Wu-Tang Clan T-Shirt

The diplomatic crisis between China, Canada, and the Wu-Tang Clan escalated on Thursday with China’s demand for disciplinary action against Canadian diplomat Chad Hensler, identified as the alleged architect of a modified Wu-Tang Clan T-shirt that ostensibly outraged China by mocking the city of Wuhan.  China is an authoritarian Communist nation in Asia. Canada is […]

Tehran slams Iranian diplomat’s 20-year jail term for bomb plot as ‘violation of international law’

The 20-year jail term handed down to an Iranian diplomat by a Belgian court for his role in a foiled bomb plot is illegal and a clear violation of international law, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Assadolah Assadi, 49, who served as Iran’s envoy in Vienna, was given the maximum sentence on Thursday […]

Iranian diplomat convicted of planning terror attack on opposition in Belgium

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Canada regrets ‘misunderstanding’ over Wu-Tang symbol on diplomat’s Wuhan T-shirt

Canada has said it regrets a “misunderstanding” after a Canadian diplomat in Beijing bought a T-shirt showing “Wuhan” over the bat-like logo used by hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. The row arose after it emerged a Canadian Embassy staff member had created an item of clothing which allegedly mocked the Chinese response to the coronavirus outbreak. […]

Iran diplomat on trial for terror had Europe-wide network – report

Ahead of Thursday’s verdict in the trial for the Iranian regime diplomat Assadollah Assadi’s alleged plot to blow up a dissident conference in France, the British Daily Express reported that he crisscrossed European countries as part of a widespread Islamic Republic network. “A green notebook, found in Assadollah Assadi’s car when he was arrested in […]

Ceremony honors Japanese diplomat who saved thousands from Holocaust

Chiune Sugihara, known affectionately as the “Japanese Schindler,” was honored at a digital ceremony on Monday ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.The reception, sponsored by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and B’nai B’rith International, focused on the efforts of Sugihara, who defied his own government’s orders by issuing travel visas to more than 6,000 Lithuanian Jews […]

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea -lawmaker

SEOUL – North Korea‘s acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea, the latest in a recent string of high-profile escapes from the isolated country, a South Korean lawmaker said on Monday. Ryu Hyun Woo had led North Korea’s embassy in Kuwait since former Ambassador So Chang Sik was expelled after a 2017 U.N. […]

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