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Saudi envoy leaves US, Washington expects ‘report’ on Khashoggi on his return

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but “expect” the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “That was not our direction,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday, adding, “we expect some information when he gets back.” The Khashoggi ...

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‘We’d take out Russia’s nukes,’ US NATO envoy says, claiming ‘banned’ missiles are being developed

The US would look into ways of “taking out” new Russian missiles if they become operational, the US envoy to NATO said, accusing Moscow of developing a weapon that “violates” the Soviet-US nuclear arms treaty. US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison didn’t miss an opportunity to fire a warning shot in the direction of Russia when accusing it of ...

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Megaphone diplomacy: US envoy Nikki Haley calls for ouster of Venezuela’s Maduro in street protest

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley joined Venezuelan protesters outside UN headquarters in New York. Addressing the crowd with a megaphone, she called for regime change in the floundering socialist country. “We are going to fight for Venezuela and we are going to continue doing it until Maduro is gone!” Haley shouted to the crowd, calling for an ...

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‘Spy mania’: Moscow summons Norwegian envoy over ‘absurd’ detention of Russian man

Moscow has lodged a “strong protest” with Norway after the arrest of a Russian Senate employee who took part in a parliamentary event in Oslo. The “absurd” spy charges are part of the West’s “spy mania,” the Foreign Ministry said. The ministry has demanded an explanation from the Norwegian ambassador Rune Resaland over the arrest of the man identified as ...

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‘Freedom of navigation isn’t a freedom to invade & infringe upon sovereignty’ – China’s UK envoy

Beijing “cherishes” the freedom of navigation principle but will not remain idle as Western powers use it as a pretext to show off their “military might” and “create trouble” in the South China Sea, China’s UK ambassador has said. “Some big countries outside the region did not seem to appreciate the peace and tranquility in the South China Sea. They ...

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A Murder Is Announced? US narrative on Idlib resembles Agatha Christie novel, Russia’s UN envoy says

US and its allies’ speculation that the Syrian government is going to use chemical weapons in Idlib resembles Agatha Christie’s novel, where the crime scene is publicly announced in advance, Moscow’s UN envoy believes. “The alleged intention of the Syrian government to use poisonous substances in Idlib is presented as a fait accompli,” Russian representative at the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, ...

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Nina Ricci the only party to gain anything from Skripal poisoning case – Russian envoy to UN

The nerve agent attack in Salisbury has so far had only one benefactor – Nina Ricci, which got free advertising due to a disguise apparently used by the perpetrators to hide the poison, the Russian envoy to the UN joked. The British investigators said a counterfeit Nina Ricci bottle was used as a container and delivery devised for the poison ...

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ISIS receives arms, funding ‘under patronage’ of foreign special services & NGOs – Russia’s UN envoy

The remnants of ISIS continue to receive foreign funding and arms supplies, Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the UN Security Council, adding that the terrorists are seeking to diversify their crippled sources of income. “Evidence continues to amass that weapons are being smuggled [to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group in Syria] from outside, including through semi-legal organizations or ...

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US envoy who enabled Yemen war suddenly horrified by Saudi crimes

Ambassador Samantha Power has called on the US to end its support for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, in a tweet lamenting a humanitarian catastrophe that she enabled and supported during her tenure as US envoy to the UN. Power, who served as adviser and then US ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, tweeted her disgust with ...

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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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