Posts Tagged ‘diplomatic’

Israel threatens a ‘diplomatic war’ over Booking.com’s new West Bank safety guidance

Israeli officials are condemning Booking.com’s recent decision to display a safety warning on its listings in the illegally-occupied West Bank. Source

Will E3 seize UN diplomatic momentum to revive JCPOA?

TEHRAN – Iranian President Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi arrived in New York at noon on Monday local time amid a highly charged atmosphere surrounding the talks in Vienna over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.  Before leaving Tehran for New York, President Raisi was keen to set the record straight regarding the possibility of negotiating and […]

Albania breaks diplomatic ties with Iran over major cyberattack

Tirana has accused the Iranian regime of trying to destroy its government’s digital infrastructure.

30 Years of Diplomatic Relations between China and South Korea

August 24 marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and China. ROK President Yoon Suk-yeol and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory letters on the occasion. The South Korean leader said in his letter that bilateral ties have developed in various fields over the past 30 years. […]

Diplomatic Missions in solidarity with Palestinian NGOs active accomplices of Israel’s apartheid

What a humiliating failure for the group of diplomatic missions in Palestine that are now supporting the six Palestinian human rights NGOs that Israel has dubbed “terrorist organizations” and closed down! The irony is that most of these missions are active accomplices of Israel’s apartheid and occupation of Palestine. When South Africa lived under an […]

From the US to China and Europe, Saudi seizes the diplomatic moment

Last Wednesday, Uzbek President, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, became the first leader from his country to visit Saudi Arabia in 30 years, the latest recipient of a Saudi diplomatic offensive that has included the United States, France, China and other powers. Four years after the murder of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul left foreign leaders […]

Israel’s murky relations with far-right nationalists trigger diplomatic storm

Israel has made a desperate bid to salvage its reputation in the Balkans after its ambassador endorsed a proposal to change Bosnia’s election laws even though the change is expected to harm the interests of the local Jewish communities and the Muslim majority. The change, it is believed, will also strengthen the position of far-right […]

Israel presidential visit to UAE a first as diplomatic relations grow

Israel’s president flew to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday in the first official visit by the country’s head of state, the latest sign of deepening ties between the two nations as tensions rise in the region. The UAE and Israel normalised relations in the fall of 2020, part of a series of US-brokered diplomatic […]

Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Olympics is Washington’s Self-inflicted Wound

The confrontation with China taken by Washington in recent years is being pursued not only on the economic front, with numerous sanctions against Chinese companies, but in politics as well, with the US creating various anti-Chinese blocs, such as AUKUS, provoking Taiwanese separatism, launching an information campaign criticizing alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang […]

‘Farce’: China dismisses UK, Canada diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Games

China on Thursday dismissed the decision by Canada and the United Kingdom to join Washington’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games as a “farce.” China is also not concerned that the officials’ absence would spark a chain reaction, and numerous heads of state, government leaders and members of royal families have registered […]

Canada Joins Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Winter Olympics

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdon and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. The announcement came after the White House, the Australian government and the UK government confirmed diplomatic boycotts of the Winter Games in […]

Avengers Announce Diplomatic Boycott Of Thanos

EARTH—As the villain Thanos continues his campaign of genocide across the galaxy, Earth’s mightiest heroes, the Avengers, have decided to retaliate with one of their most feared weapons: a diplomatic boycott. “This time, we have to hit Thanos right where it hurts, by launching a mild attack on his political reputation,” said Captain America as he […]

Biden’s Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics Draws Applause and Criticism

A group of U.S. lawmakers and former U.S. officials are calling on the Biden administration to do more than just imposing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The diplomatic boycott was announced by White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Dec. 6, saying that Washington “cannot proceed with business as usual” in […]

US announces diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

The United States will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House said on Monday China has vowed to greet the move with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki says US athletes will continue to compete and will “have our full […]

Saudi & Lebanese guests clash over diplomatic crisis

NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/video-saudi-lebanese-guests-clash-over-diplomatic-crisis/ [embedded content] Link to subtitled video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ga1OAOuoBQ Description: In a recent talk show program on RT Arabic, Saudi Major General Abdullah Ghanem al-Qahtani and Lebanese journalist Khalil Nasrallah engaged in tense, back-and-forth exchanges over the roots of the current diplomatic crisis between their two countries. Source: RT Arabic (YouTube) Date: November 5, 2021 Transcript: Abdullah […]

Iran-Syria ties under spotlight amid UAE diplomatic outreach

Iran-Syria ties under spotlight amid UAE diplomatic outreach – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – After long years of antagonism, some Arab states are trying out a new approach toward Syria in a bid to revive what came to be known as the Arab role in the war-torn country. The United Arab Emirates and Jordan are leading the […]

Hezbollah Main Target of Saudi Diplomatic Aggression – Deputy SG

Nov 8, 2021 By Staff, Agencies Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General His Eminence Sheikh Naim Qassem said Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war on Lebanon to only be a pretext for targeting the Lebanese resistance movement. “Saudi launched a diplomatic aggression on Lebanon, but its real target has always been Hezbollah and its military power,” Sheikh Qassem noted […]

Saudi Arabia denies diplomatic crisis with Lebanon

Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, has denied that his country has a diplomatic crisis with Lebanon, saying Riyadh sees any engagement with Beirut not “productive”. “I don’t think I would call it a crisis,” the top diplomat told CNBC during an interview on Tuesday. But “we have come to the conclusion that dealing […]

Korea needs diplomatic judgement

Korea needs diplomatic judgement – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN— The South Korea ambassador to Iran has “donated” 2000 masks to a hospital in Tehran. The move angered Iranians, as they considered it an insult to the great nation of Iran. The insulting move, that occurred on October 26, annoyed the Iranians, as they started to recount all […]

What is Behind Algeria’s Severance of Diplomatic Ties with Morocco?

“Algeria has decided to sever diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Morocco as of August 24,” Algerian Foreign Minister Ramdan Lamamra told a news conference, accusing the neighboring kingdom of “hostile actions.” Although the termination of diplomatic relations has already taken effect, consulates in each country will nevertheless remain open, Ramtane Lamamra said. Algeria is considering […]

How to Undermine a Diplomatic Triumph

26 July 2021 by Lawrence Davidson Part I—The Backstory The true status of current negotiations to reinstate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is unknown to the American public—most of whom are tragically indifferent to the outcome. This is so even though the successful negotiation of this deal with Iran back in […]

Which EU states are rebuilding diplomatic relations with Assad’s Syria?

When Syrian President Bashar Assad won a fourth term in office on May 26 with 95.1% of the votes, the European Union along with other Western powers swiftly denounced the election as a fraud. “The elections that took place in Syria on 26 May met none of the criteria of a genuinely democratic vote,” said […]

Diplomatic efforts so far fail to prevent Israel-Gaza conflict from escalating

Funerals were held in Gaza City on Saturday for eight children and two adults from the Abu Hatab family who’d been living in a refugee camp, just hours earlier Israel had flattened their three-storey house in an airstrike. Since Monday night, Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets and Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip killing […]

Speculation swirls of Iran deal resurrection as diplomatic activity intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of diplomatic contacts and reports of major progress suggest that indirect talks between the US and Iran may be nearing an agreement. That’s despite efforts by US officials to play down chances of an imminent deal that would bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. […]

As Iran talks gather steam, Israel prepares a diplomatic offensive

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First high-level Greek-Turkish diplomatic talks in a year descend into verbal spat during news conference

A press conference by the Turkish and Greek foreign ministers after a key meeting on Thursday quickly descended into an exchange of mutual accusations, suggesting the two states still have plenty of issues to settle. Tensions have been running particularly high between the two NATO members since last August, when Ankara sent a research vessel […]

First diplomatic event since coronavirus takes place in Tel Aviv

In the first diplomatic event in the world since the coronavirus pandemic, former Israeli ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon hosted a meet at the Tel Aviv Hilton Hotel on Sunday in honor of Israel’s upcoming Independence Day.  Over 60 world ambassadors attended the event, in which there was no social distancing. Many showed delight at […]

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انتصارها الدبلوماسيّ؟ How did Iran achieve its diplomatic victory?

** Please scroll down for the English Machine translation ** 9/4/2021 ناصر قنديل – انتهت اللجان التقنيّة في فيينا من القسم الأول من التحضيرات لمسودة العودة الأميركيّة عن العقوبات ومسودة العودة الإيرانية للالتزامات، وتستأنف اللجان مهامها الأسبوع المقبل. ووفقاً للمبعوث الروسي الى فيينا، فإن تقدماً كبيراً تم تحقيقه على طريق النجاح بالعودة الى الاتفاق النووي، فالسؤال الأول […]

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