diplomatic diplomatic  /ˌdɪ plə ˈmæ tɪk/


  1. (adj) relating to or characteristic of diplomacy
  2. (adj) using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people


  1. The diplomatic chess game around Iran's nuclear program includes an unlikely bishop.
  2. North Korea declares itself a nuclear power and spurns the six-party talks, dashing hopes that Kim Jong Il can be coaxed down from his diplomatic ledge.
  3. If the diplomatic efforts fail, the current moderate Palestinian leaders could fall to terrorist groups like Hamas.


  1. Japan fears losing diplomatic buffet battle to China

    Tokyo (AFP) June 17, 2013 Belt-tightening in Japan's diplomatic service is cutting the quality of canapes on offer abroad, the foreign ministry has said, leading to fears Tokyo is losing the battle of the buffets to Beijing. Diplomats in Tokyo say China appears to be ramping up its spending on its missions while Japanese diplomats are being forced to scrimp, the ministry said. Allowances for ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Space War

  2. Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Damascus, backs no-fly zone

    On Saturday, Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi announced Egypt was cutting all diplomatic ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and backing a no-fly zone over Syria. Mursi also called on Hezbollah to leave Syria.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Video: Egypt cuts diplomatic ties with Syrian regime

    Egypt has cut diplomatic ties with the Assad regime in Syria and calls for a no-fly zone to help the rebels. This has sparked concerns in the U.S. that Egypt's aid will go toward Islamist elements of the Syrian opposition. Major Garrett reports.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS News


  1. Diplomacy will again be the focus, Hillary Clinton said at her secretary of state confirmation hearings, but she'll use "the full range of tools at our disposal - diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural - picking the right...
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Toronto Star

  2. "When we believe that international action is necessary, whether military, economic or diplomatic, we will try to persuade our friends that we are right. But we, in return, must also be willing to be persuaded by them," Senator McCain wrote.
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Adelaidenow

  3. "Definitely our priority would not be trial," Larijani told Channel Four News. "Our priority is to solve the problem through diplomatic channels. We are not interested in having this issue get further complicated."
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Ali Larijani Source: Bloomberg

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