Diplomacy

Portugal mission staff member attacked in Tehran

A staff member of Portugal embassy in Tehran was attacked in Iran's capital on Tuesday night, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, adding that the armed attack was due to personal hostility. …

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France appoints new ambassadors to Iran

France appointed Philippe Thiebaud as ambassador to Iran, according to Journal officiel de la République française. Thiebaud is a former envoy to Pakistan who once represented France at the UN atomic …

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Russia celebrates Diplomats’ Day

On 10 February each year the Russian diplomatic service celebrates its professional holiday – Russian Diplomats’ Day, which was established by the Presidential Decree in 2002., ft.lk …

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Sergey Lavrov: Cold War not to re-ignite, but...

The withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty would not herald the start of a new Cold War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. "I don't …

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Zarif welcomes INSTEX

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed implementation of Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), saying Iran is ready to maintain constructive engagement with Europe. "Iran welcomes …

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Armenia closes embassy in Denmark - media

Within the scope of making financial savings,Armenia's government plans to close the Armenian embassy in Denmark. "The Armenian government intends to close the Armenian embassy in Denmark and to join it to the embassy in …

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Pompeo and Kono discuss U.S.-DPRK summit

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held telephone talks today and agreed to meet in February before the second summit between U.S. President Donald …

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Russia managed to save Assad as president, London says

Britain is resigned to Syrian President Bashar al Assad remaining in power and Russia gaining a new sphere of influence in the region, the foreign secretary has signalled, Sky News reports. But, speaking exclusively to Sky News, Jeremy …

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