Diplomacy Stories


Dec 5 2006 Diplomats Discuss Iran Sanctions

PARIS - The United States used closed-door talks in Paris Tuesday to urge Russia and China to agree to sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program.  Diplomats from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany have been meeting in the French capital to try to reach an agreement on the difficult […]


Jun 23 2006 Council on Foreign Relations: Turkey Crucial To U.S. Interests

WASHINGTON - A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations says the United States should pay closer attention to Turkey, a country crucial to U.S. strategic interests. The report lists a number of key issues that the authors say should be addressed.
Relations between the United States and Turkey hit a low point in 2003 […]


Jun 12 2006 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Visits Europe

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is beginning his first visit to Europe, where he will meet with British and French leaders. The future of the West Bank and Iran’s nuclear program are topping the agenda.
Prime Minister Olmert will try to sell his plan for unilateral Israeli withdrawals from most of the West Bank […]


Jun 2 2006 U.S. Rejects Sending Envoy To North Korea

U.S. Rejects Sending Envoy To North Korea
STATE DEPARTMENT - The United States Thursday rejected a North Korean suggestion that a senior American envoy be sent to Pyongyang to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program. The Bush administration said North Korea should instead end its holdout from the Chinese-sponsored six-party talks on the issue.
The Bush administration says […]


May 31 2006 China Calls On Iran To Cooperate With IAEA

China Calls On Iran To Cooperate With IAEA 
BEIJING - China has called on Iran to resume full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The appeal comes two days before the five U.N. Security Council permanent members and Germany meet in Vienna to try to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programs.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman […]


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