Jake Sullivan

US lauds calmness in Aegean

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan expressed Washington's satisfaction with the prevailing climate in the Aegean and the contacts between Greece and Turkey, in a telephone conversation with the Turkish president's chief adviser, Ambassador Akif Cagatay Kilic.

Biden seeking formula for Turkish F-16s

The White House is trying to figure out the intentions of the US Congress and how they will be shaped in case Sweden's accession to NATO is approved before the NATO Summit in July.

The fact that contacts about the Turkish F-16s, usually conducted through the State Department, are being made by the White House indicates the heightened interest of US President Joe Biden.

Zelensky attends G7 as Ukraine wins access to F-16s

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Hiroshima for talks with the G7 Saturday, after winning long-sought access to advanced US fighter jets and training for Kyiv's pilots.

Zelensky's surprise summit appearance - he had previously been expected to appear by video - came after he welcomed a "historic" White House decision to allow Ukraine to get F-16 jets.

How the US, family and Hollywood freed the ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero

Rwanda's leader was in combative form in December when, on a visit to Washington, he was asked about his country's most famous political prisoner, and his personal foe.

No amount of US pressure could "bully" Rwanda, President Paul Kagame said, into releasing Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier whose heroism during the 1994 genocide inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda."

NATO chief welcomes Türkiye move to ratify Finland membership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on March 17 hailed Türkiye 's decision to push ahead with ratifying Finland's membership, and said Sweden should also be allowed to join "as soon as possible".

"The most important thing is that both Finland and Sweden become full members of NATO quickly, not whether they join at exactly the same time," Stoltenberg said.