July 3, 2022

Gold Above $2,000 on Safe-Haven Appeal; Nickel up Over 20 Percent

Gold climbed to its highest in one-and-half years on Monday and palladium hit an all-time high on safe-haven asset appeal, while nickel soared over 20 percent on fears of supply disruptions tied to sanctions on Russia and continued fighting in Ukraine. Gold prices rose above $2,000 per ounce, palladium hit a record, LME 3-month nickel…

Blinken: ‘Very Active Discussions’ Between US, Allies On Banning Russian Oil

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the U.S. is in the midst of “very active discussions” on possibly banning imports of Russian oil.Blinken’s comments coincide with a growing bipartisan push from lawmakers to ban Russian oil imports after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. Blinken noted Sunday that the U.S. is discussing this option…

Blinken: ‘Active Discussion’ Ongoing on Russian Oil Import Ban

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the United States was engaged in an “active discussion” on banning Russian oil imports. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “You point out accurately that the sanctions are unprecedented. They are. They’re stronger than they’ve ever been. But the U.S. has not moved…

Blinken: U.S. Investigating, Documenting Russian War Crimes

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the United States was “documenting” reports of Russian war crimes during the invasion of Ukraine. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “The International Criminal Court is opening an investigation into Russian war crimes. The U.S. Embassy said it’s a war crime to attack…

Blinken: There Will Be ‘Massive Consequences’ if Russia Invades Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that there will be ‘massive consequences” if Russia invades Ukraine. Anchor George Stephanopoulos said, “We now know that President Putin has forces surrounding Ukraine on three sides. He’s made it clear that he believes Russia and Ukraine are one people. Do you think he’s…

Exclusive — Rep. Claudia Tenney Slams SecState Blinken for Acting ‘Like Baghdad Bob’ for Biden Admin

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Friday, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) had harsh words for President Joe Biden, calling him “heartless” and a “political hack,” as well as for former President George W. Bush, who she accused of suffering from “Trump derangement syndrome,” all while slamming Secretary of State Antony Blinken for “toeing…

Blinken Deletes Tweet Saying U.S. Would ‘Stand with Hong Kong’

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has deleted a statement posted to his official Twitter account on Thursday that said the U.S. would “stand with the people of Hong Kong,” the South China Morning Post reported Friday. Blinken’s now-deleted tweet, originally posted on September 16, read: Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers…

Antony Blinken Will Testify Before House And Senate On Afghanistan Withdrawal

September 06, 2021 6:59 PM ET Secretary of State Antony Blinken will testify before Congress on the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.Blinken has been scheduled to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, September 14, for a hearing titled “Examining the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan.” (RELATED: Afghan Son Claims Taliban Killed His Mother…

Blinken Claims US Never Gave Taliban Lists Of Names, Then Details Names US Gave The Taliban

Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed Sunday that the United States had not given lists of American citizens and allies to the Taliban. Blinken joined “Meet the Press” with NBC’s Chuck Todd and disputed the accuracy of reports indicating U.S. officials had handed over lists of people the Taliban should allow through checkpoints and into…

Blinken: Biden Open to Working with Taliban if It ‘Upholds the Basic Rights of Its People’

American Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a CNN interview on Sunday that the administration of President Joe Biden “can work with and recognize” a Taliban government in Afghanistan that respects women and “doesn’t harbor terrorists.” The Taliban, the jihadist organization that ruled Afghanistan prior to the U.S. invasion of that country in 2001,…

US Embassies To Fly LGBTQ ‘Progress’ Flags, Blinken Says

The U.S. State Department and American embassies around the world will fly the “Progress Flag” in honor of Pride month, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday. Blinken was interviewed during an event on LBGTQ issues hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank that focuses on international affairs and foreign policy. When asked if he…

Iran Deal Part Two: Blinken Tells Europeans Biden Ready to Negotiate With Tehran

The United States is ready to begin negotiating with Iran in an attempt to reestablish the 2015 nuclear deal or something like it, Secretary of State Antony Blinken relayed to counterparts Thursday in a video conference call with (E3) — France, Germany, and the U.K. According to a report by Axios, the U.S. and the…

Senate Confirms Antony Blinken as Joe Biden’s Secretary of State

The Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as secretary of state on Tuesday, a position that makes him the top official in President Joe Biden’s cabinet. Blinken, a longtime Biden aide who served as deputy national security adviser and deputy secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, was confirmed 78–22, with all votes against Blinken coming…

Biden’s State Pick Tony Blinken Praises Trump for Being ‘Tougher’ on China, Other Moves Abroad

President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to head the State Department, Antony Blinken, during his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday afternoon lauded President Donald Trump for being “tougher” on China. Blinken faced questions from members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the last day in which Republicans have full control of the panel, allowing them to…

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