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US freezes all meetings with Polish officials due to law on Institute of National Remembrance
12:58, 1 March 2018

US freezes all meetings with Polish officials due to law on Institute of National Remembrance

The White House expresses its position toward the Polish-Israeli crisis

12:58, 1 March 2018

Reuters

The American government issued an ultimatum to Warsaw. The representative of the Polish authorities cannot meet President Trump, Vice President Pence or any other American official until the crisis of the Polish-Israeli relations is solved as Onet.pl reported.

The sources of the title connected with the Polish diplomatic communities reported that all meetings at the highest level were frozen and the demands of the US are unambiguous enough.

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Poland takes the chairmanship in the UN Security Council since May and it was planned that Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland and Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister will pay the official visits to the US. The Foreign Ministry of Poland considered this visit as the most important diplomatic event of the year and put prominent efforts to organize the meetings with President Trump and Vice President Pence. However, the White House signaled due to the Polish-Israeli crisis.

‘The Americans reported us in a delicate manner that there will be a problem with the organization of the meeting with the U.S. senior-most officials’, the source reported.

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The Polish mass media also reminded that President Duda visited South Korea due to the 2018 Winter Olympics at the beginning of February and attempted to meet Mike Pence, the U.S. Vice President but the meeting was not organized.

The Polish authorities did not officially comment the situation.

As we reported the law on Institute of National Remembrance of Poland that extends the authorities of the establishment in the investigation of the crimes committed against the Poles came into force in Poland on March 1.

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