Our strategy is built on tough-minded diplomacy, maximizing pressure on the Iranians at multiple points to drive home the costs of continued defiance of the rest of the world, especially on nuclear issuesU.S. official downplays Iran's prowess Jul 16, 2008
To be sure, the Iranian regime is a potent regional adversary, tactically cunning and opportunistic, and good at asymmetric conflictU.S. official downplays Iran's prowess Jul 16, 2008
I've never met another diplomat who combines his understanding of the Middle East, sense of how best to advance American interests there, and personal toughness and determinationNew U.S. ambassador to Iraq sworn in Mar 29, 2007
That means an immediate and full implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1559 implying that Syria should pull out all its forces from LebanonBurns urges Syria to pull out of Lebanon Feb 16, 2005
Palestinians and Israel must commit to their obligations and not to miss this chanceQureia: Gaza pullout is a 'leap in air' Jun 26, 2004
William George Burns (22 October 1933 – 16 March 2009) was an Australian politician. He was a publican before entering politics. In 1977, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Isaacs, succeeding David Hamer, who transferred to the Senate. He held the seat until his defeat in 1980 by a Labor candidate.