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Back US on Iran sanctions or face 'serious consequences' for business – ambassador to UK

In the latest threat to the US-UK special relationship, the US’ top diplomat in Britain has called on London to back its pressure on Iran, warning of “serious consequences” for businesses who flaunt Washington’s sanctions. Accusing Iran of “squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities abroad,” US Ambassador Woody Johnson’s op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK ...

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‘No surprise if Moscow recalls ambassador’: Russia will lash out against new sanctions, say experts

Washington’s latest sanctions have left no room for a constructive response from Moscow, analysts explain, but opinions differ widely on how much the measures will affect relations between the two countries. All interviewed by RT railed against the framing of the sanctions, nominally prompted by the alleged use of chemical weapons against the Skripals in the UK back in March. ...

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador in Canada, gives Canadian envoy 24 hours to pack

The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador from Canada and given the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country. Riyadh is also freezing all new trade and investment deals with Canada. The decision has been reported by Saudi Arabia’s official Saudi Press Agency. It is understood to come in response to Canada’s statement of concern over the ...

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‘Important verbal agreements’ made at Trump-Putin summit – Russian ambassador to US

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump did reach key unwritten deals during their talks in Finland, but there is nothing secretive about what they discussed, Russia’s ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, says. “The meeting was important, intense, constructive and productive. I believe that important verbal agreements were made,” Antonov said on Rossiya 1 TV on Wednesday evening. During a foreign ministry ...

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Australian ambassador to US red-faced over ‘mateship’ campaign featuring only rich white men

Australian Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey once said that the “age of entitlement is over” – but not for the 15 rich white men he selected to be patrons of a ‘mateship’ campaign to celebrate to promote US-Australian relations. The list, which failed to include any women or people of color, has been met with ire online; forcing the ...

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'US officials wouldn't shake my hand fearing they would be fired' – Russia's ambassador to US

Russian envoy to the US Anatoly Antonov expressed hope that the US and Russian leaders will establish good chemistry at their upcoming summit, adding that when the two great powers are “in the same boat, the world can sleep well.” With less than two weeks to go until the summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir ...

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‘Time to go’: Veteran US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump’s EU & NATO rants

Donald Trump’s careless statements and clumsy transatlantic policies have reportedly forced the US ambassador to Estonia to retire from his post, saying these values are no longer compatible with “his DNA.” “The United States’ Ambassador to Estonia, Jim Melville, announced his intent to retire from the Foreign Service, effective July 29, after 33 years of public service,” a State Department ...

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‘World Cup has let us discover beautiful Russian cities’ – Egyptian ambassador tells RT

Russia has not only built great stadiums and infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup, it also helped discover the beauty of each of its host cities, Ihab Ahmed Talaat Nasr, Egyptian ambassador to Russia, told RT. “To be honest I was impressed. The stadiums, airports, roads… even there very successful projects to show the beauty of the cities,” Nasr said ...

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German MPs want US ambassador expelled over his desire to 'empower Europe's conservatives'

German MPs are rallying for the US ambassador to be expelled after he said that he wanted to “empower” conservatives throughout Europe. One lawmaker dubbed the diplomat a “Trump vassal” while slamming his remarks. Richard Grenell’s controversial statements sent waves across Berlin when the US ambassador told Breitbart that he is overjoyed by the “European groundswell of conservative policies” that ...

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Israeli ambassador says Dutch parody of Eurovision song is anti-Semitic

Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands made a formal complaint over a sketch show version of Israel’s winning Eurovision entry. The spoof song included references to Israeli violence in Gaza and has been called anti-Semitic. Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands Aviv Shir-On has lodged an official letter of protest to BNNVARA, the public broadcaster that aired the show, the Foreign Ministry ...

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