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Persian Gulf states pulling ambassadors from Syria

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council says it is pulling its ambassadors from Syria because of President Bashar Assad’s refusal to accept Arab attempts to end the country’s bloodshed. Continue Reading

U.S. Ambassador Rice: China, Russia will regret U.N. vote on Syria

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice says China and Russia are running of risk of suffering the same sort of international isolation as Syria’s Bashar Assad because of their decision to block a U.N. Security Council vote embracing an Arab League solution for the Syrian crisis. Continue Reading

Syria pulls it ambassador to U.S. after U.S. envoy is pulled

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Syrian official says the Syrian ambassador to the U.S. has been recalled in response to the Obama administration’s decision to pull its envoy to Damascus over security concerns. Continue Reading

Security concerns prompt U.S. to pull ambassador out of Syria

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said today that Ambassador Robert Ford returned to Washington this weekend after “credible threats against his personal safety.” Continue Reading

Ex-U.S. ambassador Huntsman to join GOP race for Republican nomination

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Jon Huntsman, a former governor of Utah and former U.S. ambassador to China, announced that on June 21 he will officially join the field of Republicans hoping to defeat Democratic President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Continue Reading