During his tenure, Amano oversaw the signing of a landmark deal in 2015 between Iran and six major powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States
China arrested Kovrig, a former diplomat, and fellow Canadian Michael Spavor in December 2018, soon after Canadian police detained Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech company Huawei Technologies, on a US warrant.
The veteran diplomat, who had been foreign minister since 2006, started his career in the diplomatic service in 1964. There were no details on the cause of death.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the killing of four Jaish-e-Mohammed militants in a gun battle with security forces, and the recovery of a large cache of weapons and explosives from them, indicated that they were planning
China said on Friday it was conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, as a top US diplomat visits the self-ruled island in a move that has angered Beijing.
Yang, the highest ranking Chinese leader to speak on China-US relations since the Biden administration took office, spoke at an online forum organised by the National Committee on US-China Relations on Tuesday morning Beijing time, Monday night Eastern Standard Time.
The United States was “very encouraged” by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top US diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea.
Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. expressed his gratitude to the UAE which he also described as a “true model of generosity & humanitarian assistance” on Thursday morning in the National Capital Region of Metro Manila.
The case of Metin Topuz, a Turkish citizen and liaison for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, has added to growing tensions between Ankara and Washington.
Donald Trump’s top diplomat does not really want diplomacy with Iran. Case in point: when the Obama administration was negotiating the nuclear deal with Iran, Michael Pompeo wanted the US and its allies to bomb the country instead. “In an unclassified setting, it is under 2,000 sorties to destroy the Iranian nuclear capacity. This is not an insurmountable task for the coalition forces,” then Congressman Pompeo said in December 2014.