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The mission consists of the only North Korean diplomats in the United States, and they have been used as a diplomatic back channel for years.
The mayor’s and City Council’s announced intention to sell the stadium, home of the Aberdeen IronBirds minor league baseball team, has set off a flurry of activity, some through back channels.
Kushner allegedly proposes setting up a back channel of communication between the administration and Putin, perhaps going so far as to use secure communications systems at the Russian Embassy.
He would eventually be involved in historic back channel activity, but well after the inauguration.
Democrats allege that during the 1968 campaign, Republican nominee Richard Nixon opened a back channel to the South Vietnamese to convince them to stall peace talks to end the Vietnam War.
In 1968, Richard Nixon, the Republican presidential nominee, secretly worked a back channel to the South Vietnamese to undermine Johnson’s diplomacy.
Sometimes sophisticated ads are released on social media through back channels.
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