Embassy Row

By Morrison, James | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), June 9, 1998 | Go to article overview

Embassy Row


Morrison, James, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


ANOTHER BELARUS TIFF

Belarus yesterday picked another diplomatic fight with the United States when it attempted to lock the U.S. ambassador out of his residence. The State Department warned Belarus to stop the harassment or face retaliation.

The diplomatic dispute began when workmen in Minsk welded shut gates to one entrance of Ambassador Daniel Speckhard's home. Western news reports from Belarus portrayed the ambassador, his wife and three young children standing outside the locked gates and holding an American flag.

"This concerns me greatly," Mr. Speckhard told Reuters. "If the government wants to lock us out, we will have to leave the country."

The Belarussian government insists it only wants the ambassador to vacate the residence so it can make repairs to utility lines in the area. The government also told 21 other countries to leave their ambassadorial residences by tomorrow for the same reason, Reuters reported.

All of the residences are in a neighborhood called Drozdy, which is also home to President Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian leader of the former Soviet republic.

At a news conference earlier yesterday, Mr. Speckhard said, "If diplomats in the Drozdy residences are expelled, this will be the first incident of its kind after the end of the Cold War. We hope that Alexander Lukashenko will correct this situation in time."

In Washington, State Department spokesman James P. Rubin warned Mr. Lukashenko he is risking another diplomatic showdown with the United States.

A representative of the Belarussian Embassy could not be reached for comment.

Mr. Rubin said Belarus is violating the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the lease on the property, which is owned by the Belarussian government.

"The residence of an ambassador is inviolable," Mr. Rubin told reporters at the daily news briefing. "The host government is obligated under the convention to take all appropriate steps to protect the residence and to make sure that it is supplied with adequate services.

"The government of Belarus has once again chosen to precipitate a crisis in its relations with the United States and other governments. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Embassy Row
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.