Posts Tagged ‘diplomats’

Diplomats: Progress Made In Vienna At Iran Nuclear Talks

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments involved in the negotiations to make […]

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Czech Republic amid depot blast row

More Russian diplomats and their families flew out of the Czech Republic on Saturday amid a dispute between the two nations over Russian involvement in an ammunition depot explosion in 2014. In April the Czech Republic ordered 18 Russian diplomats to leave in a tit-for-tat move after Russia expelled Czech diplomats from Moscow over the […]

European diplomats concerned by WHO sexual abuse reports in Congo

European diplomats have voiced serious concerns over how the World Health Organization (WHO) has handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff. An investigation by the Associated Press claimed that senior WHO management was informed of multiple allegations involving at least two of its doctors during the 2018 outbreak of Ebola in Congo. A contract […]

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘full-scale war’ in Gaza as diplomats claim US is holding up Security Council statement

An eruption of violence in Israel and Gaza is headed for “full-scale war,” a top UN envoy warned, even as Washington reportedly resists efforts to issue a similar call for deescalation in the UN Security Council. “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full-scale war,” Tor Wennesland, a Norwegian diplomat and the UN’s special […]

US expels Russian diplomats and imposes sanctions for hacking

The US has announced it will expel 10 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions against dozens of people and companies, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies. The sweeping measures announced on Thursday are meant to punish Russia for actions that US officials say cut to […]

On Why Foreign Diplomats Flee Pyongyang

First, on March 18, 2021, NK News reported that there were no foreign UN or international NGO workers left in North Korea. About two dozen citizens of the Czech Republic, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Vietnam, as well as two employees of the World Food Program (WFP), left the country. They left Pyongyang for China. And on […]

EU set to sanction more Iranians for rights abuses, first since 2013, diplomats say

The European Union is set to agree to sanction several Iranian individuals on Wednesday for human rights abuses, the first such measures since 2013, three EU diplomats said, Reuters reported. EU envoys are expected to agree to impose travel bans and asset freezes on the individuals, the diplomats said, and their names would be published […]

Iranian, Norwegian top diplomats hold phone talks

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by phone with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Spreide. The two foreign ministers discussed a variety of issues including the situation around a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Good discussion with FM […]

Russia expels two Dutch diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Russia will expel two Dutch diplomats in retaliation for a similar measure taken by the Netherlands in December. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that they had summoned Dutch diplomat Joost Reintjes on Monday. The move comes after two diplomats from the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands were expelled early last month, on accusations of spying […]

US still hasn’t said who was behind ‘microwave’ attacks on its diplomats

A clandestine attempt to harm US diplomats that was reported in Cuba and China in the last several years has led the US to conclude that harm done to the diplomats was “consistent with the use of directed microwave energy,” reports indicated. The National Academy of Sciences report was included in CNN coverage of the […]

US embassy in Iraq pulls some diplomats out, fearing attacks

BAGHDAD — The American embassy in Baghdad has partially withdrawn its staff due to security concerns, two senior Iraqi officials told AFP late Wednesday. Washington has been outraged by the dozens of rocket attacks and roadside bombs targeting its mission and other US military installations across Iraq over the last year. The partial withdrawal appears […]

UN Security Council unlikely to act on Iran scientist killing, diplomats say

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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/Activestills.org) Dozens of diplomats, journalists, photographers, and supporters arrived at the […]

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