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Armitage: Kirkuk potential flashpoint

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Iraqi city of Kirkuk could be a flashpoint if land disputes among rival ethnic groups are not resolved, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said.

Armitage thanks NATO for Iraq role

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage lauded NATO's role in Iraq, adding he'd be happy if the alliance took up more jobs in the country.

Armitage: ties with Europe improving

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage conceded relations with Europe had slipped, but noted both sides are working to improve them.

Armitage backs off insurgeny-Bush link

WASHINGTONQ, D.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Wednesday anti-U.S. attacks ahead of the elections were not targeted at any specific candidate.

Armitage lauds Iran's role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A top U.S. official Wednesday had rare words of praise for Iran, lauding Tehran's cooperation with Afghanistan.

Armitage: Iraq rebels trying to unseat Bush

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage on a visit to Poland said Friday Iraqi insurgents were trying to defeat President Bush in the November election.

Armitage blasts Putin's bid for power

RIGA, Latvia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Tuesday President Vladimir Putin's bid to consolidate power was not the way Washington wanted Russia to move.

U.S. to Chavez: less bashing, please

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. state department is urging Venezuela's president to avoid publicly bashing the United States, the BBC reported Saturday.

U.S. discusses Iraq's future

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said Monday Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has reviewed future political developments in Iraq with a senior U.N. diplomat.

Ukraine opposition says fire was arson

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An opposition candidate in Ukraine's October elections has alleged arsonists burned down his party's offices in Novoukryinka.

Armitage: Muslims cool to Saudi plan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Muslim governments are unwilling to back a Saudi plan to send troops to Iraq, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said.

Armitage: Iraq security main concern

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Restoring stability is the top priority in Iraq, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said.

U.S. 'alarmed' at Gaza divisions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage Friday told Arabic interviewers the United States is "alarmed" by the political situation in the Gaza Strip.

U.S. State Department official visits Iraq

BAGHDAD, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Armitage arrived in Baghdad Sunday for talks with the interim Iraqi government.

Exclusive: Book details space plan's birth

Part 2 of 3. In their new book, "New Moon Rising: The making of America's new space vision and the remaking of NASA," authors Frank Sietzen Jr. and Keith L. Cowing detail how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration attempted to recover from the

Armitage apologizes for 'strip-search'

NEW DELHI, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage in New Delhi Wednesday apologized to an Indian minister for the "strip-search" he endured at a U.S. airport. Last week in parliament former Defense Minister George Fernandes announced that he would never vis

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India-U.S. strip search issue resurfaces

NEW DELHI, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says he was "horrified" by reports a former top Indian minister was searched twice at U.S. airports.

Armitage: Terror groups still in Pakistan

NEW DELHI, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Wednesday terrorists were still using Pakistani soil to stage attacks on India.

Armitage visits new Indian leadership

NEW DELHI, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage arrived in New Delhi Tuesday, the first senior U.S. official to visit the newly installed Indian leaders.

Bush urged to name new CIA chief

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Leading members of Congress are pushing President Bush to quickly to replace recently departed CIA director George Tenet.

U.S. asks Delhi if it will help in Iraq

DELHI, India, July 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to India sought clarification Saturday on India's Iraqi policy, particularly in view of the U.N.-mandated transition to democracy.

Powell briefs world leaders on Iraq

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell called his counterparts around the world Monday to inform them of the transfer of power in Iraq.

U.S.: early transfer to confuse militants

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- An expected spike in violence led to an early transfer of power to Iraqis, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Monday.

U.S., Greece discuss Olympic security

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The United States and Greece Monday discussed security arrangements for the Summer Olympic Games being held in Athens in August.
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