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  • U.S. Suspends Visa Applications from Turkey

    10/09/2017 5:59:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The U.S. embassy in Turkey announced Sunday that it has suspended all non-immigrant visa services to Turkish citizens “effective immediately.”“Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of the government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel,” the embassy said in a statement. In response, the Turkish government suspended visas for Americans, using much of the same language the U.S. embassy used in its statement.
  • US suspends all non-immigrant visa services in Turkey

    10/08/2017 1:46:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | 10-8-17 | Hurriyet
    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Oct. 8 announced that it had suspended all non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey. "Recent events have forced the United States Government to reassess the commitment of the Government of Turkey to the security of US Mission facilities and personnel. In order to minimize the number of visitors to our Embassy and Consulates while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey," the Embassy said in a statement issued on its Twitter account. Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey...
  • 5 Dead, 8 Injured In Kabul Explosion Near U.S. Embassy

    08/29/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 12 replies
    One America News Network ^ | August 29, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    At least five people are dead and eight injured following an explosion near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. An explosion was set off at the entrance of a bank near Massoud Square Tuesday, which is an area that houses the U.S. Embassy and several other diplomatic buildings. The attack occurred while many people were trying to withdraw money for the upcoming Muslim holiday. While no one has yet to claim responsibility, unconfirmed reports say the explosion was set off by a suicide bomber.
  • U.S. Provides Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Hezbollah-Linked Lebanese Army

    08/17/2017 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 17 August 2017 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon has announced that President Donald Trump’s administration has delivered military equipment to the Hezbollah-linked Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), namely Bradley Fighting Vehicles. “It will provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with new capabilities to protect Lebanon, to protect its borders, and to fight terrorists,” declared Elizabeth Richard, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, referring to the U.S.-supplied military vehicles. “Over the next several months, the Army will undergo intensive training on how to operate and maintain this new, very sophisticated combat system.” “I am pleased to once again demonstrate our long-term commitment to Lebanon, and our support...
  • Trump Thanks Putin for Firing Embassy Employees: ‘We’ll Save a Lot of Money’

    08/10/2017 4:27:36 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 67 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8.10.17 | Charles Lehman
    President Donald Trump Thursday said he wanted to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for reducing his payroll by firing U.S. embassy staff in Moscow.
  • Trump withdraws Ambassador from Ankara amid worsening relations with Turkey

    07/21/2017 4:38:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Washington Hattis ^ | July 20, 2017 | Ilhan Tanir
    US President Donald Trump announced to withdraw Ambassador John Bass from Ankara and expressed intent to nominate him to Afghanistan in an email announcement. Ambassador Bass has been under increasing criticism and attacks by President ErdoganÂ’s media in recent weeks. Amb Bass, when started his post in Ankara gave his first interview to pro-Erdogan and AKP government media, Sabah to show his intent of better relations after his predecessor Ricciardione, who also had a difficult time towards the end of his service. Last week Amb. Bass visited Amnesty International group to show solidarity after AI Turkey Director Idil Eser and...
  • Trump picks former U.N. spokesman Grenell for ambassador to Germany

    07/20/2017 11:42:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | reuters
    President Donald Trump has picked former U.N. spokesman Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany, a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity said on Thursday. Grenell served as U.S. spokesman at the United Nations from 2001 to 2008, during the administration of Republican President George W. Bush. Currently, Grenell is a contributor to Fox News.
  • Trump to pick ex-diplomat, pundit for ambassador to Germany [Richard Grennel]

    07/19/2017 4:56:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2017 7:34 PM EDT
    A former diplomat and television commentator is expected to be nominated as the United States’ ambassador to Germany. Richard Grennel is President Donald Trump’s choice for the post, according to a person with knowledge of the expected nomination. That person requested anonymity to discuss a matter before it was announced. A White House spokeswoman said Wednesday that nothing official was finalized. […] He would be the first LGBT ambassador nominee for Trump. …
  • American Embassy Will Be Moved to Jerusalem, Vice President Pence Says

    07/19/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Vice President Mike Pence has stated that President Donald Trump will eventually move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a symbolic gesture meant to convey that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. Speaking at the Christians United For Israel Summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Vice President Pence assured attendees that President Trump would move the embassy soon. "I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is not a question of if, it is only when," stated Pence, as reported by Jewish News Service. "Standing...
  • US Amb breaks ranks w/ Trump to PRAISE Mayor Sadiq Khan after ... criticized Khan ...

    06/05/2017 10:47:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2017 | ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The US ambassador to Britain, Lewis Lukens, directly contradicted President Trump and threw his support behind London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a series of tweets on Sunday. The top diplomat in London praised Sadiq Khan, the city's mayor, after criticism from his boss, President Donald Trump, over the deadly attacks from the night before. 'I commend the strong leadership of the @MayorofLondon as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack,' Lukens said in a post, quoted on the US embassy's Twitter account. Lukens, 53, also praised the 'extraordinary' response from Londoners and emergency services.
  • Top New York Democrats decry Trump for embassy delay

    06/04/2017 12:47:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/3/17 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON – Two leading Democratic lawmakers from New York criticized US President Donald Trump this week for deferring on his campaign promise to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, questioning silence from their colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Chuck Schumer, the highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, and Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, both issued condemnatory statements after the White House temporarily waived a congressional requirement compelling the embassy move.
  • Trump delays move of US embassy to Jerusalem

    06/01/2017 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/01/2017
    President Trump will not yet move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem -- at the least postponing an oft-repeated campaign pledge -- however, the White House said Thursday the delay was only in the interest of serving a possible peace deal and the move would happen eventually. Trump signed the Jerusalem Recognition Act Waiver on Thursday morning, officially delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv. “No one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President's strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance,” the White House said in...
  • Philippines terror: Americans warned after church hostage-taking, policeman beheaded

    05/24/2017 12:46:31 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Fox News
    The United States Embassy issued a warning to U.S. citizens in a southern Philippine city on Wednesday after terrorists linked to the Islamic State swept through the region, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of ISIS, officials said. The embassy suspended mission personnel travel to Mindanao as they analyzed the chaos that has left at least 21 people dead. "While the U.S. Embassy has no information that the events in Marawi City represent a direct threat to U.S. citizens or U.S. interests in the Philippines, we encourage U.S....
  • Senate confirms Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China

    05/22/2017 3:02:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    A broad majority of senators voted Monday to install President Trump's choice to be the U.S. ambassador to China in his first term. Gov. Terry Branstad, R-Iowa, was supported by several Democrats in the final vote, but that didn't spare him completely from the partisan gamesmanship that has dominated Trump's nominees' path through the Senate. Republicans faulted Democrats for slow-walking his nomination, despite their approval of the pick. "It's been disappointing to see so much pointless obstruction by our friends across the aisle," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor. "And they've done so not to...
  • Netanyahu ahead of Trump visit: Israel didn’t occupy Jerusalem, we liberated it

    05/22/2017 1:21:17 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 22 May 2017 00:02 | Tovah Lazaroff
    Israel “didn’t occupy Jerusalem fifty years ago, it liberated it,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on the eve of US President Donald Trump’s historic two-day visit to Israel. “I want to the tell the world in a loud and clear voice: Jerusalem has always been and always will be the capital of Israel,” Netanyahu said at a celebratory event marking the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Israel’s capital city after the Six Day War. “The Temple Mount and the Western Wall will always remain under Israeli sovereignty,” the prime minister added. Netanyahu’s words were seen as a direct message...
  • Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    09/18/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/13/12 | Helle Dale
    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the State Department, it has to be seen as part and parcel of Obama Administration policy, and it is not surprising at all that it would be the first reaction of the embassy’s communication staff. As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing “U.N....
  • 'America's Rabbi' Comments on the Whiteboard Seen 'Round the World'

    05/07/2017 11:25:12 AM PDT · by kindred · 6 replies
    http://www.breakingchristiannews.com ^ | May 5, 2017 | Bob Eschliman
    "While I did not notice anything on the board behind us at the time, I must say that I am happy to see that repealing the catastrophic Iran nuclear agreement, and moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, remain important to the administration." — Rabbi Shmuley Boteach [Charisma News] If you are even sporadically following American politics this week, you likely at some point saw a photo of "America's Rabbi," Shmuley Boteach, with White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon—a photo that has since been declared "The Whiteboard Seen 'Round the World." (Photo Credit: Twitter photo) You're also probably well...
  • Branstad set for Tuesday hearing on ambassador post

    04/26/2017 9:22:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | April 25 2017 | James Lynch
    DES MOINES — The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday on Gov. Terry Branstad’s nomination to be ambassador to China. The 21-member committee will question Branstad about a range of issues, including his views on U.S.-Chinese relations based on him leading trade missions to China and his personal relationship with President Xi Jinping. Branstad already has submitted extensive background material documenting his education and work experience to the committee, as well as to the Department of State and the FBI. If a majority of the committee, which is chaired by Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker...
  • Trump names Scott Brown ambassador to New Zealand

    04/20/2017 7:53:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04/20/2017 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Thursday said he plans to nominate former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as ambassador to New Zealand. "If confirmed, Scott Brown of Massachusetts will serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to New Zealand," the White House said in a release. "Mr. Brown is a lawyer and former United States Senator. Mr. Brown served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard before receiving his law degree from Boston College Law School. He then went on to serve in the Massachusetts legislature for over a decade before winning the special election for Ted Kennedy's U.S....
  • Defense Minister to VP Pence: “We Expect to See US Embassy in Jerusalem Soon”

    03/08/2017 9:11:48 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 44 replies
    BIN ^ | 3/8/17 | Abra Forman
    Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday night that he “expects to see the U.S. Embassy at its new location in Jerusalem soon”. The comment came on the heels of a factfinding mission by two Republican senators to Jerusalem last weekend. The members of the House Subcommittee on National Security affirmed during the trip, which included scouting locations for the embassy, that President Donald Trump would not veto the Jerusalem Embassy Act when it comes up for review again in May. Liberman and Pence met at the White House during Liberman’s short visit to Washington...