Antony Blinken

US secretary of state hits out at FIFA LGBTQ armband ban; calls it 'concerning'

England, Germany and five other European teams abandoned plans to wear rainbow-themed "Onelove" armbands at the World Cup because of the threat of FIFA disciplinary action.

published on : 22nd November 2022

"India is an invaluable partner": US State Department on Jaishankar-Blinken relations

Earlier, Jaishankar met Blinken at the 17th East Asia Summit and discussed bilateral ties, the Ukraine conflict, energy issues, G20 and the situation in the Indo-Pacific. 

published on : 19th November 2022

ASEAN summit: Jaishankar meets Blinken; discusses Ukraine war, Indo-US ties

Jaishankar and Blinken met days ahead of a likely bilateral between Prime Minister Modi and President Biden on the margins of the G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia from November 15-16.

published on : 13th November 2022

Work to hold plotters of 26/11 accountable unfinished: US, India

When it comes to sanctioning terrorists, the UNSC has been unable to act in some cases because of political considerations, he pointed out. 

published on : 29th October 2022

US says China has rejected status quo on Taiwan

US Secretary of State's remarks came after Chinese President Xi Jinping secured a historic third term and Taiwan predicted intensifying pressure on the diplomatic front.

published on : 27th October 2022

Putin runs out of options while Russia’s feared and famous Red Army is in retreat

Suffering reverses in the Ukraine war, Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin threatens nuclear apocalypse after winning a sham referendum. India has warned Russia to explore peaceful avenues to end the con

published on : 2nd October 2022

US could not agree more with PM Modi's remarks 'this is not an era of war', says Blinken

On ties with India, Blinken said that the partnership between the two countries is one of most consequential in the world.

published on : 27th September 2022

Blinken demands action on Putin at UN showdown on Ukraine

Blinken accused Putin of adding "fuel to the fire" with recent steps including calling up reservists and planning referendums in Russian-held Ukrainian territory.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Antony Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils USD 2 billion in US military aid for Europe

The financing comes on top of a $675 million package of heavy weaponry, ammunition and armored vehicles for Ukraine alone.

published on : 8th September 2022

Blinken meets South Africa leader Ramaphosa, heads to Congo 

The cordial meeting did not mask the differences between the US and South Africa over Russia's war in Ukraine. South Africa has remained neutral on the war.

published on : 9th August 2022

Philippines President Marcos meets US Secretary of State Blinken amid US-China crisis

Blinken arrived Friday night in Manila after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ministerial meetings in Cambodia, where he was joined by his Chinese and Russian counterparts.

published on : 6th August 2022

China's Taiwan military drills 'a significant escalation', says US Secretary of State Blinken

Blinken said there was 'no justification' for the exercises launched by Beijing in response to a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

published on : 5th August 2022

India among "our closest partners", Blinken tells Jaishankar ahead of ASEAN meeting

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

published on : 4th August 2022

Jaishankar, Blinken discuss pressing global issues

In his opening remarks at the meeting, Blinken said the US and India are strong proponents of the ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific, according to the US State Department.

published on : 4th August 2022

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party gains majority in Parliament election

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was in Indonesia for a Group of 20 foreign ministers meeting when Abe was shot, gave Kishida a letter from President Joe Biden to Abe's family.

published on : 11th July 2022

US, China top diplomats hold 'constructive' first talks in months

After a long chill during the pandemic between the two countries, since last month their defence, finance and national security chiefs as well as their top military commanders have all spoken.

published on : 9th July 2022

US, China seek to calm rising tensions on many fronts 

Wang and Blinken were discussing a range of contentious issues from tariffs and trade and human rights to Taiwan and disputes in the South China Sea.

published on : 9th July 2022

Blinken: US to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China

Blinken will lay out a three-pillar approach to competing with Beijing in a race to define the 21st century’s economic and military balance.

published on : 26th May 2022

US aims to leverage Russia-Ukraine bloc against China amid bilateral tensions

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will lay out a three-pillar approach to competing with Beijing in a race to define the 21st century's economic and military balance in a Thursday speech.

published on : 26th May 2022

Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

Erdogan, who has grown increasingly authoritarian over the years, is known to be an unpredictable leader and has been at clear odds with what Turkish diplomats in his government have said.

published on : 18th May 2022
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