Antony Blinken

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Israel blame Iran for ship attack, Tehran denies

Israel blame Iran for ship attack, Tehran denies

The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the …

Blinken vows to take measures against Russia-based hackers

Blinken vows to take measures against Russia-based hackers

The United States has made it clear to Russia that it will take measures against hackers on the Russian territory if Moscow fails to deal with them, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. "We’re working to bring allies …

Blinken discusses Afghan peace with Uzbek, Tajik counterparts

Blinken discusses Afghan peace with Uzbek, Tajik counterparts

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday discussed peace and cooperation in Afghanistan with his Uzbek and Tajik counterparts during separate bilateral meetings in Washington. "The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister …

Blinken urges greater global cooperation post-Covid

Blinken urges greater global cooperation post-Covid

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for empowering multilateral institutions to defeat Covid-19. "Multilateralism is our best tool for tackling the global challenges we face, whether the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, …

Biden eyes more stable, predictable ties with Russia

Biden eyes more stable, predictable ties with Russia

The United States hopes for more stable and predictable relations with Russia but if the latter continues to “be aggressive”, then Washington will respond, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a newspaper interview published …

Turkey and three elections in the region

Turkey and three elections in the region

The recent votes in Israel, Armenia and Iran have affected both the region and those countries' relations with Turkey. In particular, Tel Aviv's new Prime Minister Bennett's discriminatory statements and Tehran's new President Raisi's conservative attitude are on the agenda

Blinken and Maas discuss Nord Stream 2

Blinken and Maas discuss Nord Stream 2

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine, adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a …

Blinken: 'hundreds' of U.S. sanctions to remain on Iran

Blinken: 'hundreds' of U.S. sanctions to remain on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that "hundreds" of U.S. sanctions will remain on Iran even if the United States rejoins a nuclear accord. President Joe Biden's administration has been engaged in …

Blinken: Iran nuclear 'breakout time' could be weeks

Blinken: Iran nuclear 'breakout time' could be weeks

The United States still does not know whether Iran is ready to resume compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal and if Tehran continues to violate the pact, the "breakout time" it needs to amass enough fissile material for a single nuclear …

U.S. says primary focus is to ensure Gaza ceasefire holds

U.S. says primary focus is to ensure Gaza ceasefire holds

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will focus primarily on ensuring that a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians holds during his visit to the region later on Monday, and work to get assistance delivered to the people of Gaza, a …