By Gwynne Dyer - On January 18 US secretary of state Antony Blinken said that “our assessment has been that (a Russian invasion of Ukraine) could happen any time between mid-January and mid-February”.
Argentina's Secretary of Strategic Affairs Gustavo Beliz and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan held a meeting in Washington DC to discuss the climate change agenda and the current negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, it was reported.
Argentina's newly-appointed Defense Minister and former Senator Jorge Taiana had sent a message to US President Joseph Biden stating that Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General Luis “Almagro must resign.”
No tampering with elections or election results, was the message from US president Joe Biden administration to Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro, according to Sao Paulo media following the visit last week of US national security advisor, Jake Sullivan.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Friday had lunch at the Olivos residence with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to deepen the common agenda between the two countries. After the meeting, President Joseph Biden chose the next US Ambassador to Buenos Aires.
Veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, 58, has been named the United States' next Secretary of State. The official announcement by President-elect Joe Biden, expected on Tuesday, came earlier on Monday. Mr Jake Sullivan, 43, was named National Security Adviser; and Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, 68, was named Ambassador to the United Nations.