Blinken grounded by aircraft mechanical issue in Paris, drives to Brussels for NATO meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Israel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s aircraft had a mechanical issue in Paris on Wednesday, forcing his delegation to drive from Paris to Brussels for a meeting of NATO alliance foreign ministers, a State Department spokesperson said.

On a previous trip to Europe in January, Blinken was briefly stranded in the Swiss resort town of Davos due to an issue with his plane.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis; Editing by Tomasz Janowski)