Blinken acknowledges disagreements within State Department on Israel-Hamas war

Blinken acknowledges disagreements within State Department on Israel-Hamas war
# 14 November 2023 07:58 (UTC +04:00)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged disagreements within the State Department over the Biden administration’s approach to the Israel-Hamas war in an email to staff Monday, APA reports citing CNN.

“I know that for many of you, the suffering caused by this crisis is taking a profound personal toll,” Blinken wrote in his email Monday.

The top US diplomat noted in the message that “some people in the Department may disagree with approaches we are taking or have views on what we can do better.”

“We’ve organized forums in Washington to hear from you, and urged managers and teams to have candid discussions at posts around the world precisely so we can hear your feedback and ideas. I’ve asked our senior leadership to keep doing that,” Blinken wrote.

“We’re listening: what you share is informing our policy and our messages,” he said.

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