While it would be foolish for us to completely break off ties with them altogether, they are going to be relegated to a very low rung on our ladder of diplomatic and international priorities.
His official site includes a foreign policy plan that targets a two-state accord between Israel and Palestine as a "key diplomatic priority."
In New York, the City Council is expected to adopt a resolution tomorrow asking Congress and the President to make ending Christian persecution a diplomatic and economic priority.
With 10 months left in his term, Mr. Menem has made what he calls "dollarization" his top economic and diplomatic priority.
But his first diplomatic priority, aides made clear, is establishing a close working relationship with the Bush administration.
There are diplomatic priorities, after all.
Linkage of the Kuwait crisis and the Arab-Israeli issue is a top diplomatic priority for President Saddam Hussein.
The new tone has also spread to Greek-Turkish relations, which for Athens more than for Ankara, remains the top diplomatic priority.
But the United States is the fund's single largest shareholder, with Europe and Japan close behind, so the fund tends to make loans to support their top diplomatic priorities.
He put pressure on President Bush to make ending Sudan's conflagration a diplomatic priority.