Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.


Secretary Of State Tillerson Plans To Visit Russia But Skip NATO Meeting In April

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is skipping a NATO meeting, but he is planning to travel to Russia next month. His travel schedule is raising alarms in Europe.


Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Calls For New Approach To North Korea

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says 20 years of U.S. efforts have failed to stop the North Korean nuclear program. He's trying to come up with a new approach.


Trump Meets Saudi Prince In Effort To Improve Relations

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it has an "exceptionally warm" relationship with the Trump administration. Under Trump, the U.S. restored military sales that were held up over concerns of the high civilian toll in Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen.


Rex Tillerson Travels To Asia Amid North Korea Tensions

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Asia for a 4-day visit to Japan, South Korea and China. The trip comes at a tense time in the region as North Korea test fires missiles and the U.S. installs an anti-missile defense system in South Korea.


Syrian Children Facing 'Toxic Stress'

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The aid group Save the Children has been looking into the mental health of young Syrians and its findings are alarming.


Worries Grow As Top Posts Remain Vacant At State Department

Friday, March 10, 2017

The administration has cleared out the State Department's top echelons. Congress is noticing the vacuum. So are other countries: Mexico's visiting foreign secretary went straight to the White House.


U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Says 'All Options On Table' With North Korea

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations rejected China's suggestion that the U.S. and South Korea would suspend military drills if North Korea suspends its missile testing. Ambassador Nikki Haley says "all options" are on the table to deal with North Korea.


State Department Holds First Briefing Since Trump's Inauguration

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The State Department holds its first briefing since Trump was inaugurated. This has been the longest break in the history of briefings.


Sessions Revelations Put 'Quiet, Behind-The-Scenes' Russian Envoy In Spotlight

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's U.S. ambassador. This has raised more questions about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.


Experts Warn Against Planned Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Trump administration plans major cuts to U.S. foreign assistance. Experts say that's dangerous for America.


Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

Monday, February 27, 2017

The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.


As He Retires, U.S. Diplomat Delivers Message That 'Values Have Power'

Friday, February 24, 2017

Daniel Fried, who retired Friday from the State Department, helped shape U.S. policy in Europe over a 40-year career. "I learned never to underestimate the possibility of change," he told colleagues.


Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.


Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Israel Faces Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing.


Trump Appears To Back Off 2-State Solution In Meeting With Netanyahu

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Meeting Israel's prime minister, President Trump said he does not think a Palestinian state next to Israel is necessarily the way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representing a shift in U.S. policy.


U.N. Security Council Meets After Missile Launch By North Korea

Monday, February 13, 2017

The United Nations Security Council meets Monday to discuss this weekend's launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.


EU Foreign Policy Chief Meets With Secretary Of State Tillerson, WH Advisers

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, is expecting a more businesslike, "transactional" approach with President Trump, who's been skeptical of the EU and backs the British exit plan.


Senators Work To Block Potential Attempts To Ease Sanctions On Russia

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators hopes to make it harder for the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Russia.


U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Iran In Response To Missile Test

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Trump administration moved on Friday to impose sanctions on Iran in response to the country's recent ballistic missile test. The White House already said Iran was "on notice" following the test, though Trump's national security adviser didn't elaborate on possible actions the U.S. would take.