Antony Blinken

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U.S. imposes further sanctions in connection with Nord Stream 2

U.S. imposes further sanctions in connection with Nord Stream 2

The United States on Monday imposed further sanctions in connection with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, targeting Russia-linked Transadria Ltd. and its vessel. The State Department …

Biden to host summit of African leaders

Biden to host summit of African leaders

U.S. President Joe Biden’s top envoy signaled the U.S.’s intent to revitalize its long-neglected relations with Africa, where it has steadily been losing influence to China and other global powers. "Too many times, the …

Blinken: Russia should take steps to alleviate EU energy crunch

Blinken: Russia should take steps to alleviate EU energy crunch

The United States is watching for signs that Russia may be using energy as a political tool in Europe’s energy crunch, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, adding that Washington was committed to take appropriate action, …

Blinken and Zelensky discuss U.S.-Ukraine defense cooperation

Blinken and Zelensky discuss U.S.-Ukraine defense cooperation

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky discussed military-defense cooperation between the countries with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the climate conference in Glasgow. "Discussed the tense security …

Blinken to accompany Biden to G20 summit

Blinken to accompany Biden to G20 summit

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will accompany President Joe Biden on travel to Vatican City, Italy, and the United Kingdom from October 28 to November 2, 2021, according to the White House press service. "Secretary Blinken …

Blinken: Washington does not seek to contain Beijing

Blinken: Washington does not seek to contain Beijing

The Biden administration is not seeking to pressure countries to decide whether to do business with the United States or China and it is not looking to contain the latter, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. "We are not …

Lavrov and Blinken discuss Iranian nuclear deal

Lavrov and Blinken discuss Iranian nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the prospects for restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) over the phone on Wednesday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. …

Blinken assesses current U.S. relationship with China

Blinken assesses current U.S. relationship with China

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States has a complicated relationship with China. "It cannot be defined in one sentence. There are aspects of competition, there are aspects of cooperation, there are …

Blinken accuses Russia of blocking OSCE human rights meeting

Blinken accuses Russia of blocking OSCE human rights meeting

Washington deeply regrets Moscow’s actions, which, according to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, are aimed at blocking the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) human rights meeting, the U.S. Department …

U.S. State Department spokesman tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. State Department spokesman tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price announced Monday he is entering a 10-day quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. "After experiencing symptoms for the first time this morning, I tested positive for …

U.S. working with Taliban on flights

U.S. working with Taliban on flights

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the State Department is working with the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) to facilitate additional charter flights from Kabul for people seeking to leave Afghanistan after the American …

U.S. to sever diplomatic ties with Afghanistan?

U.S. to sever diplomatic ties with Afghanistan?

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will likely not have a diplomatic presence on the ground in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American forces on August 31. "That’s not likely to happen," …

Blinken discusses Afghanistan with G7 foreign ministers, EU

Blinken discusses Afghanistan with G7 foreign ministers, EU

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the latest situation in Afghanistan with G7 foreign ministers and the high representative of the European Union on Thursday.  "All leaders underscored the imperative of safe …