Tag Archives: Antony Blinkin

Blinken: US Will Lift Russian Sanctions Only After Their “Irreversible” Withdrawal From Ukraine’s Territory

NPR reports: In an interview with NPR, Blinken spoke of Western sanctions that cratered the Russian ruble, led global firms to shutter their Russian operations, and closed the Moscow stock market. He said the unplugging of much of Russia’s economy from the West is beginning to wreak long-term effects that are “growing over time.” He insisted that U.S. sanctions against …

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Senate Confirms Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State

NPR reports: With bipartisan support, the Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as the new secretary of state on Tuesday. The final vote was 78 to 22. Blinken, 58, was earlier approved overwhelmingly by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As the top U.S. diplomat, Blinken will face a number of national security challenges, including how to deal with China, Russia and Iran. …

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