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  • Trump State Department Fights to Keep Clinton Benghazi E-mails Secret

    05/08/2017 4:53:41 PM PDT · by detective · 87 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2017 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Candidate Donald Trump said of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, “This corruption and collusion is just one more reason why I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor.” He later upped the ante with the declaration, “She has to go to jail.” Now, it appears that the Trump State Department is working to keep the e-mails secret. On May 5, Judicial Watch issued a press release announcing that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the U.S. Department of State to turn over to the watchdog organization "eight identical paragraphs" of previously redact material in two September 13,...
  • US Secretary of State, Turkish FM talk on phone

    03/19/2017 7:02:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 3-19-17 | none stated
    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu have talked on the phone, diplomatic sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on March 19.  The two foreign policy chiefs have discussed the preparations for an upcoming meeting of the Global Coalition working to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which will be attended by the foreign ministers and senior leaders of the full coalition, now at 68 members. While this meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington D.C. on March 22, it will be the first time since the establishment...
  • India’s foreign minister is cast as Supermom of State

    08/17/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Washington Post ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    NEW DELHI — So far this month, India’s foreign minister has saved thousands of stranded Indian workers in Saudi Arabia — and helped a woman replace her lost passport so she could go on her honeymoon. Since she took on the job two years ago, Sushma Swaraj, 64, has carved out an unlikely role for herself as a crusading Supermom of State, solving the problems of distressed Indians around the world who send her their concerns via Twitter. Working late into the night at home, Swaraj tweets back, calling them “my child” and assuring them that help is on the...
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • NYT rages against Bibi's pick of Dore Gold for Foreign Minister

    05/27/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Leo Rennert
    In a lengthy May 26 article, Jodi Rudoren, the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, goes apoplectic over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s selection of Dore Gold to run Israel’s foreign ministry. The headline and the lead paragraph immediately signal to readers that Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, is disastrous for Israel’s diplomacy –“Netanyahu Appoints Hawkish Ally to Run foreign policy” – buttressed by Rudoren’s own depiction of Gold as a Bibi confidant who is “hawkish on Iran and the Palestinian issue.”
  • Dr. Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister's Response to the Letter of US Senators

    03/10/2015 8:48:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Asked about the open letter of 47 US Senators to Iranian leaders, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif, responded that "in our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy. It is very interesting that while negotiations are still in progress and while no agreement has been reached, some political pressure groups are so afraid even of the prospect of an agreement that they resort to unconventional methods, unprecedented in diplomatic history. This indicates that like Netanyahu, who considers peace as an existential threat, some are opposed to any agreement, regardless of its content....
  • EU leaders pick Italian as bloc’s new top diplomat

    08/30/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2014 3:06 PM EDT | Juergen Baetz
    European Union leaders on Saturday picked Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, to become the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomat for the next five years. The decision comes as the crisis at the EU’s eastern border pitting Ukraine against Russia poses one of the biggest foreign policy challenges for the bloc in decades. […] Mogherini, a 41-year-old center-left politician, has been Italy’s foreign minister only since February, drawing criticism that she lacks experience. A first attempt to secure Mogherini’s nomination in June failed amid resistance from eastern European leaders. …
  • 'The Russian world is uniting' (WARNING: HOT PICS ALERT)

    03/24/2014 11:48:33 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    Da ^ | 03/23/2014 | Will Stewart
    Inflammatory language: Nina Shtanski, foreign minister of Transdniestria The glamorous foreign minister of a breakaway region of Moldova is calling on Vladimir Putin to make her country his next conquest in eastern Europe. Few may have heard of Transdniestria, the unofficial and fictitious-sounding statelet whose head of international relations is 36-year-old Nina Shtanski. However, senior Western figures are alarmed that following the annexation of Crimea it is step two in a Kremlin masterplan to redraw the frontiers of Europe. This top diplomat in staunchly pro-Russian Transdniestria, who has a penchant for revealing black dresses, is gushing in her praise of...
  • Jordan’s FM Rejects Recognizing Israel as Jewish State

    02/02/2014 9:10:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2014, 4:45 AM | Elad Benari
    Jordan’s Foreign Minister said Sunday that he was against recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, the Jordanian website Ammon News reports. The minister, Nasser Judeh, also rejected the idea of Jordan being an alternative home for Palestinian Arabs. …
  • Foreign minister attacks ‘brainless’ euroskeptics (Germany)

    01/09/2014 10:06:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Jan 2014 11:58 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Thursday that the economic crisis in Europe could still prove “dangerous” for the EU by encouraging political forces hostile to the bloc. Steinmeier also dismissed euroskeptics, who have gained political ground over the EU debt crisis, as “brainless”. “I am concerned about the situation in our union,” he told Ta Nea daily ahead of visit to Greece. “The crisis in public finances is not over yet… the economic crisis could activate centrifugal political forces that could prove dangerous to the European Union as a whole.” …
  • Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa defects

    03/30/2011 4:07:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/30/11 | Andy Bloxham
    Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa defects Moussa Koussa, the Libyan foreign minister, last night defected from Col Muammar Gaddafi's government after flying to Britain, telling officials he was "no longer willing" to serve the regime. By Andy Bloxham, and Damien McElroy 11:11PM BST 30 Mar 2011 Mr Koussa flew from Tunisia, where he had been on a diplomatic mission, and landed at Farnborough airport before being shuttled to London for immediate talks with high-ranking Foreign Office officials. Mr Koussa was one of the leading figures in Col Gaddafi's government and one of the architects of Libya's recent rehabilitation in the...
  • Baroness Ashton denies taking funds for CND from Soviet Union(EU foreign minister)

    11/25/2009 8:37:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 677+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 11/26/09 | David Charter
    November 26, 2009 Baroness Ashton denies taking funds for CND from Soviet Union Baroness Ashton of Upholland’s past came back to haunt her yesterday when the European Union’s new foreign affairs chief was forced to deny taking funds from the Soviet Union during her days as treasurer for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Lady Ashton, a surprise choice for her post, was challenged to deny that she had contact with Russian sources while she was in charge of its accounts at the height of the Cold War. The Times has learnt that concerns about her CND involvement are felt across...
  • Russia could prosecute Lugovoi if Britain provides proof: (Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov)

    08/03/2007 2:02:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 237+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/07 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia could prosecute businessman and former Soviet KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi in the Litvinenko affair if Britain provides "proof" of his guilt, Russia's foreign minister said Friday. If the British "have proof that has 100 percent convinced them of Lugovoi's guilt, we are ready to receive it and study it," Sergei Lavrov said, cited by Interfax news agency from Beijing. At the same time, he said Russia did not intend to exchange Lugovoi for Russian businessman and Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky, who currently lives in London and is wanted in Russia on various charges of fraud. "For...
  • U.S. still top British ally: new foreign minister

    07/14/2007 4:10:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 718+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/14/07 | Paul Majendie
    LONDON (Reuters) - New British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, seeking to squash speculation that London may distance itself from Washington over Iraq, has insisted the U.S. is still Britain's number one ally. Since Gordon Brown took over from Tony Blair as British prime minister last month, he has been at pains to stress there is no cooling off in Anglo-American relations -- but two of his ministers offered mixed signals. Development Secretary Douglas Alexander said in a speech in Washington that while Britain stood beside the United States in fighting terrorism, isolationism did not work in an interdependent world. Then...
  • North Korean Foreign Minister dies

    01/03/2007 4:26:02 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 363+ views
    North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam-sun has died, Pyongyang's official media reports. The reclusive country's top diplomat for much of the past decade of confrontation over its nuclear ambitions had been ailing for some time. The 77-year-old had been foreign minister since September, 1998. His last major appearance on the public stage, at an Asian foreign ministers' meeting in Kuala Lumpur in July, saw him being wheeled around on a golf cart. The South Korean Government says Mr Paek had largely been relegated to a behind-the-scenes role in recent years due to his ailing health. He had turned over nuclear...
  • Chavez: U.S. Detained Foreign Minister

    09/23/2006 5:07:43 PM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 542+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Sept 23, 2006
    CARACAS, Venezuela Sep 23, 2006 (AP)— President Hugo Chavez said his foreign minister was detained by U.S. authorities at a New York airport Saturday for more than hour as he tried to return to the South American country. Chavez told Venezuela's state TV broadcaster that U.S. officials alleged that Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro had links to a failed coup that Chavez led in Venezuela in 1992. "They have held him accusing him of participating in terrorist acts here," Chavez said in Venezuela. "He didn't even participate in that patriotic rebellion." Both Venezuelan politicians were in New York this week attending...
  • Iran's foreign minister to visit Iraq 26 May

    05/26/2006 2:32:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 159+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | May 26 2006
    Text of report in English by Iranian Fars News Agency website Tehran (Fars News Agency): Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki is to leave for Baghdad on Friday [26 May]. The visit is aimed at discussing bilateral relations and exchanging views on different issues of mutual interest. In addition to a meeting with his counterpart, Mottaki is also to hold talks with Iraqi President [Jalal Talabani] and Prime Minister [Nuri al-Maliki]. The Iranian foreign minister was scheduled to visit Baghdad last week but the visit was later postponed due to the incomplete process of the appointment of all ministers in the...
  • Iran's FM turns Annan's attention to US' human rights violations

    12/17/2005 10:42:38 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 511+ views
    IRNA ^ | Saturday December 17, 2005
    Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Friday, in a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, voiced Iran's concern over the increasing human rights violations of the US and Islamophobia in the West. In a letter to the UN secretary-general submitted by Iran's Permanent Mission to the UN, Mottaki criticized the US for its hidden prisons established all over the world, particularly in European states, and its use of torture in the interrogation of prisoners in such prisons, particularly terrorist suspects, as well as the increase in Islamophobia and mistreatment of Muslims in the West. Mottaki, in his letter, also called...
  • Former Indian FM resigns over Iraq oil-for-food scandal

    12/06/2005 11:15:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 643+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/05 | AFP
    NEW DELHI, India (AFP) - Former Indian foreign minister Natwar Singh resigned from the cabinet in the wake of charges that he and the ruling Congress party skimmed the UN oil-for-food scheme in Iraq. "I reiterate that I am completely innocent.... However, I do not wish to be the excuse for opposition to stall the parliament. Hence I have decided to tender my resignation from the cabinet," Singh told reporters. He said that he had not violated any law in "letter or spirit." Singh was removed from the foreign ministry last month pending an inquiry into a UN report naming...
  • Robin Cook

    08/06/2005 7:58:18 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 736+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6 August 2005 | AP
    Robin Cook LONDON (AP) -- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, who quit Prime Minister Tony Blair's Cabinet in 2003 to protest the Iraq war, died Saturday after collapsing on a Scottish mountain while walking with his wife. He was 59. Scotland's Northern Constabulary said Cook collapsed on Ben Stack mountain in the Scottish Highlands. He was taken by coast guard helicopter to a hospital in Inverness, where he was pronounced dead. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, filling in for a vacationing Blair, said Cook was "the greatest parliamentarian of his generation." "He also made an enormous contribution to British...