#Ned Price

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi journalist. (Photo Credit; AFP Photo)

  • The intelligence on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is expected to implicate the Saudi Crown Prince
  • The report's release is a sharp departure from the policies of former president Donald Trump
  • Prince Mohammed has said he accepts Saudi Arabia's overall responsibility

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Pipe laying vessels working in the Baltic Sea for the Nord Stream 2 project (Photo Credit: Twitter @NordStream2)

  • US State Department named 18 companies which will not be considered for sanctions
  • KVT-Rus, a company which continues to help with the project, can be sanctioned by the US
  • Republican lawmakers have been criticising Biden for not having a tough policy for Russia

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price voiced concern.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Price praised the "professionalism" of IAEA chief Rafael Grossi on his visit to Tehran
  • Price also downplayed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's warning
  • Grossi's trip came after US President Joe Biden last week offered to talk to Iran under the aegis of the European Union

.Baghdad, Iraq
US previously threatened to pull back its diplomatic mission from Iraq due to continued attacks (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Iraq National Security Service premises were hit by the missiles
  • At least two rockets landed in the area where embassies are located
  • This was the third hostile attack in the past week 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden has recently been active about the foreign policy of US (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • He reaffirmed that the US is prepared to restart negotiations with the P5+1
  • Iran has maintained a threat of restricting access to UN inspectors 
  • US Secretary of State called the restrictions on UN officials a "dangerous move" 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
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  • America urged Myanmar's junta on Friday to refrain from violence
  • US will lead the efforts against those responsible for the coup, State Department spokesman Price said
  • A rally on February 9 in the capital Naypyidaw turned violence with police firing rubber bullets

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Benjamin Netanyahu has been the PM of Israel since 2009 (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The lack of communication between the world leaders indicate weaker than before relations
  • However, the White House spokesperson noted that "Israel is a key partner"
  • Leaders of Saudi Arabia and Brazil also await communication from Biden

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden said his administration would identify targets of those sanctions in the coming days. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Joe Biden approved a new executive order to "immediately sanction the military leaders"
  • He called for the release of the detained democratic political leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Biden said his administration was cutting off the Myanmar generals' access to $1 billion in funds in the US

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Antony Blinken has served in various capacities under two different administrations for two decades. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The European foreign ministers and their US counterpart Antony Blinken discussed the Iran nuclear deal
  • "The foreign ministers agreed that they want to revive the transatlantic partnership," German foreign ministry said
  • This was the first, in-depth exchange between the foreign ministers since Biden's inauguration

.Hague, Netherlands
Palestine is a state party to the International Criminal Court while Israel and the US are not (Photo Credit: Twitter @IntlCrimCourt)

  • Israel PM Netanyahu denounced the ICC and called it a "political body"
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that Israel shall not be bound by the decison as it is not a member of the ICC
  • ICC clarified that the verdict was not about the status of Palestine's statehood