diplomat diplomat  /ˈdɪ plə ˌmæt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an official engaged in international negotiations
  2. (n) a person who deals tactfully with others

Usage(s):

  1. China understands well, this diplomat says, that the world is carefully gauging how it responds to the unrest.
  2. A senior European diplomat who has been in talks with the Obama Administration says that in private the Obama team is equally firm.
  3. All marriages weather storms, but only this career diplomat and his outed spy wife know what it's like to be at the center of the year's biggest political scandal.

News

  1. Russia: G-8 declaration won't mention Assad's fate

    A senior Russian diplomat says the G-8 summit's joint statement on ending the Syrian civil war will not mention whether Bashar Assad must step down from power as part of any peace settlement.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Vatican diplomat, hotel director named to body overseeing Vatican bank

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has approved the appointment of the new interim prelate of the Vatican bank, Msgr. Battista Mario Ricca, a Vatican diplomat who has been director of the guesthouse where the pope is living.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Catholic News Service

  3. U.S. Diplomat Reflects On A Life Lived In Other Lands

    Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks to former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker for the Sunday Conversation as he reflects on his career and the specific dangers of the life of an American diplomat in the Muslim world.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NPR

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Quotes

  1. "The Bybee memo, to paraphrase a French diplomat, was worse than a sin, it was a mistake. It was unnecessary," Mukasey told the Senate Judiciary Committee under questioning by Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Michael Mukasey Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "The new negotiation process (and) the participation of a US diplomat look positive from the outset, but we hope that is reflected in the talks," Mottaki told a joint news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan.
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: ABC News

  3. In announcing the appointment, Obama said that "with his breadth and depth of experience in public life, Gov. Richardson is uniquely suited for this role as a leading economic diplomat for America."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CQPolitics.com

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