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FOREIGN POLICY NEWS

17.08.2012

Russian MFA comment on the situation around the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

We closely watch the development of affairs around Julian Assange, who is currently under the protection of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. This situation cannot but give raise to doubts regarding the observance of the spirit and letter of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and its Article 22 in particular, which grants immunity to diplomatic missions. 

There is another question this situation cannot but recall. It is well known that dozens of suspects in serious crimes have found shelter and protection in Great Britain, while other states, including Russia, are seeking their extradition. It would be fair to assume that Julian Assange's right of asylum must be respected no less than the rights of these people, so ardently protected by the UK.




LATEST EVENTS

19.12.2014 - Press release on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

On 18 December, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.


19.12.2014 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On 18 December, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, initiated by the American side.


19.12.2014 - Commentary by the Foreign Ministry Information and Press Department concerning the UN Security Council adopting a resolution to prolong international humanitarian watch on Syrian borders

On 17 December, the UN Security Council unanimously endorsed Resolution 2191 to prolong the international humanitarian presence on the borders of Syria’s neighbouring states – Jordan, Iraq and Turkey – that was established by UN Security Council Resolution 2165, dated 14 July 2014. UN functionaries will thus prolong for another 12 months their monitoring of humanitarian deliveries to Syrians in plight.


19.12.2014 - Press release on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with former Italian Prime Minister and former European Commission President Romano Prodi

On 18 December, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov met with former Prime Minister of Italy and former European Commission President Romano Prodi.


19.12.2014 - Press release on a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, Head of IGAD Special Envoys for South Sudan

On 18 December, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Seyoum Mesfin, chief envoy for South Sudan of the East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and former Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, who was in Moscow on a working visit.


19.12.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the European Council’s resolutions on Crimea and Sevastopol

Moscow has noted the new confrontational resolutions that the European Council adopted on the Russian regions of Crimea and Sevastopol on 18 December.


19.12.2014 - Press release on the meeting of State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin with Vygaudas Usackas, the head of the European Union delegation in Russia

On 18 December, State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with Vygaudas Usackas, the head of the European Union delegation in Russia, to discuss the situation in Ukraine.


19.12.2014 - Press release on the release of the Route Aviation crew detained in Libya

On 16 December, the Tripoli authorities released part of the Route Aviation plane crew, which was detained on 13 November in the city of Ghadames in southwestern Libya, including Russian citizen A. Kalashnikov, Kyrgyz national I. Zykov and two Ukrainians, S. Predolyak and A. Karakai.


19.12.2014 - Press release on State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Karasin’s meeting with British Ambassador to Russia Timothy Barrow

On 18 December State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Karasin received Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Russian Federation Timothy Barrow at his request.


19.12.2014 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s participation in the latest round of talks on the Iranian nuclear programme

The latest round of talks on the Iranian nuclear programme took place in Geneva on 17 December. They were attended by political directors of the six international mediators (the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States and France) and Iran. Russia was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.



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