May 14, 1986
Secretary of State George P. Shultz is angry that Congress is cutting money to protect U.S. embassies abroad against terror and to aid deserving allies like the Philippines. Next time another embassy tragedy occurs, he railed, he'll place the blame at Congress' door. Those are fighting sentiments, but if Mr. Shultz really wants to protect U.S. diplomats he should direct his anger at the White House, where it belongs. Of course, budget cuts should not deny American diplomats adequate protection against growing terrorist threats abroad.
August 31, 1988 |
Last season, for the first time in the five-year history of the Centennial Conference, a football team went undefeated in the seven conference games. That, says Swarthmore coach Fran Meagher, won't happen again. Franklin & Marshall, which went 9-1-1 overall, was the epitome of perfection in the conference. And despite Meagher's prediction, F & M could be better this year. Coach Tom Gilberg welcomes back nine starters, including senior wide receiver Dale Amos, who led the conference in receiving with 50 catches for 700 yards, both Centennial records.
February 1, 1991 |
Iran is holding contacts with visiting officials from Iraq, France, Algeria and Yemen to find ways to end the Gulf War, television and newspaper reports said. Today's Washington Post quoted a senior Iranian diplomat as saying the diplomatic activity provided a unique opportunity to see whether interested parties collectively could end the war. NBC, which also reported the visits, said the gathering had caught everyone "by surprise. " The Post identified those in Tehran as Iraq's deputy prime minister, Saadoun Hammadi; Algerian Foreign Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali; French Foreign Ministry Secretary Gen. Francois Scheer; and a deputy foreign minister from Yemen.
December 5, 1991 |
Dave Wilding doesn't want to come off sounding too cocky, but Franklin and Marshall's center figured his team had to be the NCAA Division III basketball favorite. It just makes sense, said Wilding, a 6-foot-7 senior from Feasterville. The Diplomats were 28-3 in 1990-91, reached the national championship game, and have all their starters back, plus their top two reserves. "It was kind of a logical choice, looking back at the teams that made it to the Final Four," Wilding said.
October 20, 1986 |
The Soviet Union yesterday ordered five U.S. diplomats to leave the country for "actions which are incompatible with their official status," diplomatic parlance that usually refers to spying. The action coincided with an American deadline for the departure of 25 diplomats at the Soviet U.N. mission who were ordered to leave the United States. The United States had accused them of using their U.N. positions for espionage. In Washington, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said the United States would retaliate for the expulsions ordered by Moscow.
February 1, 1989 |
Afghan mujaheddin fighters have committed several bloody atrocities in recent months after taking control of government-held towns, according to Western diplomats. One was a slaughter so gruesome and premeditated that at least one Western government lodged an official protest with the mujaheddin group believed to be responsible, said the diplomats, in Afghanistan and New Delhi. In that case, the mujaheddin, who have been armed and supported by the United States for about a decade, shot and killed about 70 disarmed Afghan soldiers who surrendered to them in November at the border town of Torkham, on the Afghan side of the Khyber Pass.
November 4, 1986 |
He was in Iran in 1981, Libya in 1984, and Lebanon last week, this imposing, 6 1/2-foot, bearded man who looks more like a Russian Orthodox patriarch than the Anglican missionary he is. He has been variously likened to Henry Kissinger, a boy scout and a ministering angel. It's difficult to pigeonhole Terry Waite - a layman working for the Anglican Church who willingly takes himself to some of the most dangerous places a Westerner can tread, a representative of no government who succeeds where professional diplomats have failed.
August 16, 1990 |
Iraq, apparently breaking a promise it had made to the United States, has stopped a group of American diplomats and their dependents from leaving the country, the State Department said yesterday. The department also acknowledged that Iraq had now defined the thousands of Americans and other foreigners trapped there and in Kuwait as "restrictees," who would be used as bargaining chips or shields until the conflict was over. Iraqi officials said last week that diplomats and their dependents could leave after a seven-day waiting period.
July 31, 2011 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani government has put new travel restrictions on American diplomats there, a U.S. official said Saturday, the latest sign of the breakdown in ties between Islamabad and Washington since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Pakistan reacted furiously to the May 2 raid deep within its borders because the mission was carried out with no warning to authorities. The fallout has battered an already frayed relationship seen as key to the fight against al-Qaeda and Washington's hopes of reaching a settlement in Afghanistan and withdrawing troops.
September 23, 2011 |
UNITED NATIONS - American diplomats led a walkout Thursday at the General Assembly as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major Western European nations as "arrogant powers" ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism. The two U.S. diplomats, who specialize in the Middle East, were followed out of the chamber by diplomats from more than 30 countries. They included the 27 European Union members, Australia, New Zealand, Somalia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, and Macedonia, a U.N. diplomat said.