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‘Bad reaction to a bad decision’: French FM upset with Iran’s uranium enrichment, fears war with US

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The US was wrong to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, but Tehran’s response, to enrich uranium beyond the limits set in the accord, is a path to war, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said. “The situation is serious. The rise of tensions could lead to accidents” between the US and Iran, Le Read More

Trump ruined Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’ – former UK envoy in new leak

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Trump completely lacked an exit strategy when he pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and made the decision out of pure animosity towards his predecessor, the ex-UK ambassador to the US said, according to a new embarrassing leak. Desperate to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), then-UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew Read More

OPCW report on 2018 Syria chemical ‘attack’ politicized, new probe may be needed – Russian envoy

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The OPCW report on the 2018 chemical “attack” in Syria’s Douma is inconsistent and was clearly made to fit the pre-existing political narrative, Russia’s envoy to the organization has said, adding that a new probe might be needed. The report, released early in March, was the main topic of a large press conference held by Read More

British envoy Darroch ‘hit job’ victim, who someone wanted to ‘knock’ off post – Scaramucci tells RT

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The UK diplomatic memo leak was a hit job on the British envoy to the US, while Trump is seizing the moment to “press” Britain for future talks, Trump’s former communications chief Anthony Scaramucci told RT. The leaking of the diplomatic cables was “a political hit job” on the British envoy Kim Darroch, financier and Read More

Japan denies imposing South Korean trade embargo at WTO

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Japan denied imposing a trade embargo on South Korea on Tuesday, after a complicated diplomatic dispute that could disrupt global supplies of chips and smartphones erupted over forced labor in World War Two and banned trade with North Korea. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters Read More

‘Wacky, very stupid, foolish & pompous’: Trump tears into May & UK envoy amid leaked memo scandal

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Donald Trump has fired off a series of tweets directed at Prime Minister Theresa May and her ambassador to Washington, after the British envoy’s unflattering memos about the US president were leaked to the press. The US leader described Sir Kim Darroch, Britain’s ambassador to the US, as “wacky” and a “very stupid guy.”“I don’t Read More

‘Lethal arrows’: Pompeo and Amnesty agree on human rights, just not on who gets to weaponize them

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In setting up a new commission on ‘unalienable rights,’ Washington has admitted to using human rights as a weapon. Its critics don’t disagree, but want that weapon to work both ways. Of actual human rights, there is not a trace. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the establishment of the commission, made Read More

How shellfish! Israeli embassy caught in laughable kosher cover-up (PHOTOS)

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Israel’s envoy to Brazil Yossi Shelley has found himself in hot water after his embassy shared an image of him eating lobster with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro despite the Torah prohibiting jews from eating shellfish. The embassy tried to conceal the fact that he was chowing down on non-kosher food with a bizarrely archaic and Read More

UK envoy to US worries ‘dysfunctional’ Trump is one twitch away from Iran war, leaked memos show

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US President Donald Trump’s erratic policies regarding Iran could lead to war at the slightest provocation, the UK’s American envoy has been warning his London superiors in internal memos leaked to media. Troves of diplomatic cables sent to London by British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, which contain stinging remarks about US President Donald Read More