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Archive for June 26, 2019

Newsline: Oman to open embassy in Palestinian territories’ West Bank

Oman said on June 26 it was planning to open a new diplomatic mission in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and that a delegation from its foreign ministry would go to Ramallah for that purpose. The Gulf state made its announcement as Washington launched an economic plan it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which Palestinians and many other Arabs dismiss as pointless without a political solution. “In line with the Sultanate’s support for the brotherly Palestinian people, it has decided to open a new diplomatic mission for Palestine at the level of embassy,” the foreign ministry said in Twitter post. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-oman/oman-to-open-embassy-in-palestinian-territories-west-bank-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN1TR0XE) “A delegation from the foreign ministry will be going to Ramallah to start procedures to open the embassy,” the tweet added.

Newsline: Man arrested for crashing his car into U.S. embassy in Seoul

A South Korean man was arrested for crashing his sedan into the front gate of the U.S. Embassy in central Seoul, police said. No one was hurt in the incident. Officials at the Jongno Police Station said the 40-year-old man, identified only by his surname, Park, suddenly turned his car toward the embassy gate and rammed into it Tuesday. (https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/06/26/Man-arrested-for-crashing-his-car-into-US-embassy-in-Seoul/2901561531856/) Some 20 cans of butane gas were found in the car. Investigators are trying to find out about his motive for the crash. They plan to seek a warrant on June 26 to formally detain him.