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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gives remarks during a 9/11 commemoration event to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, at the State Department in Washington, DC on September 10, 2021. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP)(AFP)

‘Inherited a deadline, not a plan’: Blinken on US withdrawal from Afghanistan

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 04:56 AM IST
  • The famously even-tempered top US diplomat stayed cool as he faced the toughest grilling of his career at the first congressional hearing on President Joe Biden's end to the 20-year war, which brought a swift victory by the Taliban.
Blinken told the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee that Pakistan has a "multiplicity of interests some that are in conflict with ours."(REUTERS)
Blinken told the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee that Pakistan has a "multiplicity of interests some that are in conflict with ours."(REUTERS)

US warns Pak, says will reassess ties based on its relationship with Taliban

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2021 04:43 AM IST
Asked by lawmakers if it is time for Washington to reassess its relationship with Pakistan, Blinken said the administration would soon be doing that.
Jaishankar will today speak to UNSC members to evolve a broader consensus on the Afghanistan issue. (AP File Photo)
Jaishankar will today speak to UNSC members to evolve a broader consensus on the Afghanistan issue. (AP File Photo)

Jaishankar speaks to Blinken, gets US support for evacuation

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2021 08:20 AM IST
External affairs minister S Jaishankar will meet UN secretary general and UN Security Council members later today to evolve a broader consensus on Afghanistan after the Taliban seized the country.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Secretary Blinken to meet PM Modi, Afghanistan, Quad and Indo-Pacific on agenda

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 03:39 PM IST
The agenda for the forthcoming Quad summit in October, vaccine production in India, Indo-Pacific in context of Chinese belligerence and Taliban military offensive in Afghanistan will be on the table.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speak to the media prior a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speak to the media prior a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC.(REUTERS)

Jaishankar, Blinken discuss Covid-19 relief, Quad, Indo-Pacific cooperation

ANI | , Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 09:08 AM IST
"Secretary of State Antony J Blinken welcomed Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to the Department of State, where he reaffirmed the Administration's commitment to deepening the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership," Ned Price said in a statement.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speak to the media prior a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speak to the media prior a meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC.(REUTERS)

Will never forget India was there for US in Covid-19 crisis: Anthony Blinken

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Jaishankar, who is on an official trip to the US, is the first Indian Cabinet minister to visit the country since Joe Biden became US President on January 20.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington.(ANI File Photo)
Foreign minister S Jaishankar will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington.(ANI File Photo)

Jaishankar in US next week, to discuss vaccines and Indo-Pacific

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 12:10 PM IST
External affairs minister Jaishankar will meet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York with India joining the UNSC and will hold bilateral talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on vaccine production and procurement, Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan and Middle East flare up.
Blinken said China did not give access to international experts or share information in real time to provide true transparency.(Reuters Photo)
Blinken said China did not give access to international experts or share information in real time to provide true transparency.(Reuters Photo)

Blinken criticizes China, says 'need to get to the bottom' of Covid-19 origin

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:38 AM IST
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's sharp words underscored criticism from other members of the Biden administration over Beijing's lack of transparency in the crucial early days of the pandemic.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, second from right, joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan, right, speaks while facing Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi, second from left, and China's State Councilor Wang Yi, left, at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.(AP)
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, second from right, joined by national security adviser Jake Sullivan, right, speaks while facing Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi, second from left, and China's State Councilor Wang Yi, left, at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.(AP)

After meet in Alaska, US and China must decide what's next

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:17 AM IST
While the Americans portrayed the talks as a good chance to exchange views, they left Alaska without any clear path forward on issues from tariffs and human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong to cyber attacks and the long roster of Chinese companies at risk of being delisted from US exchanges.
Their first official overseas visits are intended to restore what Biden hopes will be a calming and even-keeled approach to ties with Tokyo and Seoul after four years of transactional and often temperamental relations under the previous president, Donald Trump.(AP)
Their first official overseas visits are intended to restore what Biden hopes will be a calming and even-keeled approach to ties with Tokyo and Seoul after four years of transactional and often temperamental relations under the previous president, Donald Trump.(AP)

China, North Korea threats loom as Blinken, Austin head to Asia

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 10:59 AM IST
A senior administration said Saturday that US officials have tried to reach out to North Korea through multiple channels since last month, but have yet to receive a response, making consultations with the reclusive country's neighbors, Japan, South Korea and China, all the more critical.
Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.(Reuters)
Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.(Reuters)

Antony Blinken succeeds Mike Pompeo as 71st secretary of state

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:31 PM IST
  • Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration.
US President-elect Joe Biden in Delaware, December 29, 2020(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden in Delaware, December 29, 2020(REUTERS)

Biden has no record of missteps on India

PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:06 PM IST
With the Chinese amassing troops along the border, Indians want to see more, even as they acknowledge that the US will not conduct its foreign policy to please India, echoing a Democratic congressional aide who is normally sympathetic to India but is frustrated by “constant pushing on China”.
A file photo of Antony Blinken listening to journalists' questions during a news conference in 2015.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Antony Blinken listening to journalists' questions during a news conference in 2015.(REUTERS)

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Blinken, who served as deputy secretary of state in the Obama-Biden administration, had been a frontrunner for the position of Biden’s top diplomat.
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