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The United States quietly downgraded the US-European diplomatic relations and turned a blind eye to the friends.

The United States quietly downgraded the US-European diplomatic relations and turned a blind eye to the friends.

Original title: Turn your face and not recognize friends? The United States quietly downgraded the EU diplomatic relations and even the notice was waived...

Reference News Network reported on January 8 Demedia said that the Trump administration has lowered the EU diplomacy level by the end of 2018, but it is surprising that the US State Department has not officially notified, and now refuses to respond because the government is closed.

According to the report of the German Voice Radio on January 8, on the December 14th, 2018, at the state of the Bush State, diplomats from various countries gathered in Washington and paid tribute to the length of their term. O'Sullivan has been the European Union ambassador to Washington since 2014. He is the top 20 ambassadors of more than 150 foreign delegates sent to Washington, but he is the last representative to be invited.

It turned out that the US State Department had already downgraded its diplomatic relations with the European Union and downgraded its diplomatic status from an allied country to an international organization. EU officials confirmed this news to the voice of Germany. The official said: "We are not sure when they decided, because we did not inform us... but it is certain that Belgium is not satisfied with this decision." He said that the EU officials are still discussing the matter and preparing for the official Respond.

The report pointed out that the EU did not invite O'Sullivan to participate in some diplomatic activities at the end of last year, until the US officials who handled the Bush State burial confirmed that O'Sullivan determined that the EU's diplomatic status was downgraded. According to his calculations, this decision may be Determined at the end of October or early November last year. Although EU diplomats once tried to contact the US State Department to reverse the situation, they were told to remain unchanged during the Christmas holidays and have not received any written documents so far.

Another EU member state diplomat in Washington also confirmed the news of the EU's diplomatic downgrade and condemned: "This is obviously not only an agreement issue, but a very obvious political motive." He stressed that Most EU member states are dissatisfied with the EU's diplomatic downgrade. 

After discovering the incident, the European Union diplomat in Washington asked the US State Department responsible for foreign affairs to clarify, but the official said, "They told us that we forgot to inform us, but the decision has been made. The director in charge of the agreement obviously thinks about it. no disagreement."

The official recalled that under the leadership of former US President Barack Obama, the US State Department upgraded the EU ambassador to a national ambassador in September 2016 after a lengthy and intensive discussion. “For us, they made a well-thought-out decision. But now it has suddenly changed course." 

He stressed that although it is not surprising that a new government reconsiders its diplomatic relations, it is rare to see a government decision to make a diplomatic downgrade after nearly two years of operation. In particular, there is no prior written notice. This diplomatic downgrade decision It seems to be in line with the position of the Trump administration, which is considered anti-EU.

According to the report, the EU is the largest export market in the United States, accounting for about one-fifth of the total US exports. Similarly, one-fifth of the EU's exports are exported to the United States. 

Turn your face and not recognize friends? The United States quietly downgraded the EU diplomatic relations and even the notice was waived...


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