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    Default US has called back to D.C. the U.S. ambassador to Dominican Republic

    Robbie Gramer
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    State has called back to D.C. the U.S. ambassadors to Dominican Republic and El Salvador, and charges d’affaires to Embassy in Panama “for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan”

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    It must be a cold, rainy night in RD to be following Robbie Gramer's twitter account.

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    We all know this is about China and not Taiwan.
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    U.S. recalls diplomats in El Salvador, Panama, Dominican Republic over Taiwan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it had recalled its top diplomats in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama over those countries’ decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan.

    Washington has expressed concern over the rising number of countries that have cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China.

    El Salvador switched ties last month, while the Dominican Republic did so in May and Panama made the move last year.

    Self-ruled Taiwan now has formal relations with only 17 countries, almost all of them small and less developed nations in Central America and the Pacific, including Belize and Nauru.

    Like most other countries, Washington does not have diplomatic relations with Taipei but is the democratic island’s main arms supplier and strongest international backer.

    The White House warned last month that China was luring countries with economic inducements that “facilitate economic dependency and domination, not partnership.”

    In a statement on Friday, the U.S. State Department said it had called back U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes and U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Panama Roxanne Cabral “for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan.”

    It said the diplomats will meet with U.S. government leaders “to discuss ways in which the United States can support strong, independent, democratic institutions and economies throughout Central America and the Caribbean.”

    On Wednesday, U.S. senators introduced legislation that would authorize the State Department to downgrade U.S. relations with any government that shifts away from Taiwan, and to suspend or alter U.S. assistance.

    China considers Taiwan to be a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the island under its control.

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    It makes one wonder if the DR will reconsider its position on China now that the US Embassador has been recalled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    It makes one wonder if the DR will reconsider its position on China now that the US Embassador has been recalled.
    They won't...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    They won't...............
    So, the DR would prefer to sever diplomatic relations with the US?

    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    So, the DR would prefer to sever diplomatic relations with the US?

    Interesting.
    Who said that will ever happen? Dealing with Taiwan instead of China is like dealing with Radio Shack instead of Microsoft. They are getting things from China that Taiwan could only wish for. Medina will stand up to the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    Who said that will ever happen? Dealing with Taiwan instead of China is like dealing with Radio Shack instead of Microsoft. They are getting things from China that Taiwan could only wish for. Medina will stand up to the US.
    I could be wrong, but how would diplomatic relations exist between the DR and the US if the US decides not to return its ambassador to the DR? The next step could be to ask the DR to close its embassies in the US. Not something that would normally happen, but is what is going on in the White House normal and would you put it past Trump to not make such decisions?

    MLB might suffer..

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    It could get difficult for the DR with these two super-powers pulling in different directions. I thought Trump said he was going to keep out of the affairs of other countries when he was elected. Looks like he's changed his mind once again.

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    Stop worrying. NOTHING will happen. I can assure you that the DR will not back down on this.

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