U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first official meetings since Xi assumed China's presidency on June 7-8 in California, the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) said on Monday. “President Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China on June 7-8 in California. Show More Summary
On Monday, two Department of Homeland Security unions comprising of 20,000 individuals from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council (NICEC) and the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council (NCISC) publicly released a statement indicating their opposition to the Senate immigration bill. Show More Summary
After consultations with UN Security Council permanent members, a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place “very soon,” possibly, at the beginning of June, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday.
From the Wall Street Journal, reporting the White House release of e-mails concerning Benghazi: One of the White House officials involved in the talking-points debate, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, issued a...Show More Summary
Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor gives a long explanation of the Banghazi talking points to Greg Sargent. It’s fascinating if you’re interested in how government works. As far as scandal, however, all you really need is this point: … Continue reading ?
(CNN) - A former spokesman for the National Security Council is offering new insights into how and why administration talking points on last September's attack in Benghazi were altered. Tommy Vietor, who left the administration earlier this year, wrote in an e-mail to journalists Wednesday that various agencies editing and revising talking points was routine, […]
Greg Sargent asked Tommy Vietor, who recently stepped down as the spokesman for the National Security Council, to provide his take on the whole Benghazi talking points affair. He got a long email in return in which Vietor admits some...Show More Summary
If you’re looking for the personification of the Washington economic establishment, you could do a lot worse than Fred Bergsten. National Security Council economics deputy under Henry Kissinger (at age 27), then head of the international...Show More Summary
Last week, I wrote about the hostile letter that Kenya's United Nations ambassador submitted to the UN Security Council. In sometimes rambling fashion, he attacked the court's investigations of 2007-2008 election violence, which include indictments against new president Uhuru Kenyatta and vice president William Ruto. Show More Summary
Israel issued a formal complaint against Germany for blocking it from serving on the United Nations Security Council in 2018, Israel Hayom reported. Israel has never held a position on the council, although nations such as Syria and Iran have. The Security Council comprises five permanent and 10 rotating members, elected by the General Assembly for [...]
Russian National Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev said on Monday he is optimistic about his upcoming visit to the United States, during which he will hand over to President Barack Obama a letter from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Kevin Rudd once had hopes of being a UN grandee, or of at least buying us a seat on the UN Security Council. Money seemed…
A former National Security Council spokesman, Tommy Vietor, is representative of the arrogance of the Obama administration in mocking the congressional hearings on Benghazi, Libya, which he contemptuously derided as “amateur hour” and conspiratorial. In a tweet to The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, Vietor mocked Rep. Show More Summary
On Friday, Kenya's permanent representative to the United Nations submitted to the Security Council a wide-ranging attack on the International Criminal Court cases against president Uhuru Kenyatta and vice president William Ruto. The letter, provided by a reader, escalates significantly the longstanding tension between Kenya and the court. Show More Summary
South African president Jacob Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan met this week and downplayed the notion that the countries are in competition for a permanent Security Council seat: Jonathan told a joint sitting of Parliament hat...Show More Summary
Former Obama Spokesman Tommy Vietor Mocks Benghazi Hearing as Conspiracy Theorist ‘Amateur Hour’. Vietor went on a Twitter rant earlier today. Kristinn at Free Republic reported: Former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor has let loose on Twitter this … Continue reading ?
Russia does not have conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said on Monday.
Michael Green served on the US National Security Council staff from 2001-2005 and is now Senior Vice President for Asia at CSIS and a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute. Australia's new Defence White Paper has its flaws, but the...Show More Summary
Syria is accusing Israel of aiding terrorists. The Syrian Foreign Ministry also said Sunday in a letter sent to the United Nations and the U.N. Security Council that the “Israeli aggression” killed and wounded several people and “caused widespread destruction.” Syria’s government refers to rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad’s regime as “terrorists.”