ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday to hand over power and leave his country, condemning a massacre near the town of Hama that opponents have blamed on his supporters as “unconscionable”.
Clinton said the United States was willing to work with all members of the U.N. Security Council, which includes Russia, on a conference on Syria’s political future as long as it started with the premise that Assad gave way to a democratic government.
BAKU (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed on Wednesday a Russian proposal for a meeting on Syria that would include Iran, saying it was “a little hard to imagine inviting a country that is stage-managing Assad regime’s assault on its people”.
President Bashar al-Assad is fighting a 15-month-old revolt by armed insurgents and peaceful protesters, in which, the United Nations says, more than 10,000 people have been killed.
BATUMI, Georgia (Reuters) – If it’s Tuesday, this must be Batumi.
A sunny day in early June finds U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Georgia’s Black Sea resort of Batumi, a beach town decidedly off the beaten path of high-level diplomacy.
The resort, with modern high-rise hotels contrasting with ornate, tsarist-era buildings, is the sixth stop in the seven countries that Clinton is visiting during an eight-day trip to Scandinavia, the Caucasus and Turkey.
BATUMI, Georgia (Reuters) – The United States pledged on Tuesday to help train pro-Western Georgia’s military in coastal defense and underscored its rejection of Russia’s “occupation” of two separatist Georgian regions after a five-day war between Tbilisi and Moscow.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting the Black Sea resort town of Batumi during a trip to the South Caucasus, urged Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to hold free and fair parliamentary elections as his term as president expires.
BATUMI, Georgia (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Georgia on Tuesday to hold free and fair elections and underlined U.S. rejection of what she called Russia’s “occupation” of two separatist Georgian regions.
Visiting the Black Sea resort of Batumi, Clinton made clear the United States hopes to see democracy strengthened after Mikheil Saakashvili’s two terms as president end next year.
YEREVAN, June 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton voiced concern on Monday that violence between Armenia
and Azerbaijan could lead to a broader regional conflict as
three Armenian soldiers died in a border incident.
Clinton began a trip to the South Caucasus region by calling
on all sides to renounce violence as the former Soviet republics
traded accusations over a clash that killed the Armenian
soldiers and wounded troops on both sides of their border.
YEREVAN (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a trip to the South Caucasus region on Monday calling on arch rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan to renounce violence that she warned could slip into a broader regional conflict.
Post-Soviet nations Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations on Monday ahead of Clinton’s arrival over violence that killed three Armenian soldiers and wounded soldiers on both sides of their shared border.
TROMSO, Norway, June 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton boarded a research ship on Saturday to tour the
Arctic, where the world’s big powers are vying for control of
vast deposits of oil, gas and minerals that are becoming
available as polar ice recedes.
She visited Tromso, a Norwegian town north of the Arctic
Circle, in a once inaccessible region where resources are up for
TROMSO, Norway (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boards a research ship on Saturday to tour the Arctic, where big powers are vying for vast deposits of oil, gas and minerals that are becoming available as the polar ice recedes.
The top U.S. diplomat took the unusual step of visiting Tromso, a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, to dramatize U.S. interests in a once inaccessible region whose resources are up for grabs as the sea ice melts with climate change.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out arguments against armed intervention in Syria despite last week’s massacre in the town of Houla.
Speaking to Danish students, Clinton got tough questions on what might motivate the United States and other nations to take military action in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad is battling a 14-month-old anti-government uprising.