Senator Menendez Grills Secretary Blinken on Turkey
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was grilled on Washington's support for Turkey by Bob Menendez at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. The Chairman of the Committee on International Relations of the Senate, a staunch critic of Erdogan's Turkey,...
Joint Statement on the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias launched on Tuesday the start of the 4th Greece – U.S. Strategic Dialogue in Athens. Blinken stressed Greece’s leading role in strengthening security and the energy transition in...
State Department Struggles to Explain Why Turkey Is a Valuable Ally
The State Department spokesperson struggled to provide more than one reason why the U.S. considers Turkey a valuable ally during a regular press briefing on Wednesday. Ned Price was grilled by journalists as a meeting was taking place in Washington...
Russia Bans LGBTQ ‘Propaganda’ in ‘Answer to Blinken’ Bill
Russia’s House of Parliament has voted for further restrictions and fines on members of the LGBTQ society in the country. One of the authors of the law was Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Rodin. He supports this, he says, in order to...
US Embassy in Ukraine Asks for Evacuation of Nonessential Personnel
The US Embassy in Ukraine's capital Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to a CNN report on Saturday. A source close to the Ukrainian government told CNN that...
US Congress Moves to Block Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey
Members of the US Congress are piling on pressure on the Department of State this week to prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. On Thursday it emerged that a cross-party letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony...
Greece Says Defense Deal With the US Shields from Turkey’s Aggression
Diplomatic sources in Athens said that the upgraded Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US, signed in Washington on Thursday, shields Greece from Turkey's aggression. At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described...
US, Greece Strengthen Ties by Renewing Mutual Defense Agreement
The US and Greece strengthened their bilateral ties on Thursday by opening a new round of strategic dialogue and signing the renewal of the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA). At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of...
Secretary of State Takes Swipe at Turkey, Condemning Use of Force
In a thinly-veiled swipe at NATO member nation Turkey, Blinken said that any use of force in resolving maritime disputes will be condemned.
World Powers Call for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops from Libya
US Secretary of State Blinken arrived in Berlin for a meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas prior to the Libya peace talks.
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