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Acting US Ambassador To China Resigns Over Ditching Of Climate Accord

Acting US Ambassador To China Resigns Over Ditching Of Climate Accord

A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Rank's departure, but said she was unable to verify Twitter posts that said he resigned as he felt unable to deliver a formal notification to China of the U.S. She declined to comment on when a permanent replacement for Rank would be announced. Branstad was confirmed to the post last month. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.


Trump renews Twitter attack on London's mayor

Trump renews Twitter attack on London's mayor

His full statement was: "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days". In a statement made to the press, Khan said that he is "angry and furious" that those who carried out the weekend attacks in London did so under the guise of Islam.



USA urges calm as Arab powers sever Qatar ties

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain , three out of six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), along with Egypt , announced on Monday that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatar's foreign minister today called for dialogue and insisted ties to the USA would remain strong despite a diplomatic storm that has seen Saudi Arabia and others cut ties with Doha.



Arab spat could hinder USA war on terror

The United States will quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, current and former USA officials said on Monday, arguing that the small Gulf state was too important to US military and diplomatic interests to be isolated.



Qatar Regional Spat Has 'No Impact' on Operations — US Military

Whether the pressure will make Qatar cave is another matter, what this implies is that Saudi Arabia and partner states are not above using this technique to get states to fall in line. A substantial amount of it is transported across the border from Saudi Arabia, which is being closed. It also hosts the forward headquarters of Centcom, the United States military's central command in the Middle East.



Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve diplomatic rift

But it remains to be seen how the decision affects USA military operations. In Sydney, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he didn't believe the diplomatic crisis would affect the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.