Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Trump Says He Won't Recertify Iran Nuclear Deal And Tells Congress To Take Next Steps

Friday, October 13, 2017

President Trump announced he is not recertifying the Iran nuclear deal, but he's not actually pulling out of it. Instead, he's sending it to Congress and asking them to decide on the next steps.

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Despite Stalemate In Yemen, People Face Famine And Cholera Outbreak

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The U.N. warns the situation in Yemen will only get worse if the warring parties — one side backed by Saudi Arabia and the U.S., the other by Iran — don't get back to the negotiating table.

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U.S. Eases Sanctions On Sudan

Saturday, October 07, 2017

President Trump is continuing what President Obama started and easing sanctions on Sudan. It's a recognition of the country's cooperation on counterterrorism. Human rights groups oppose the move.

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A Look At What Would Happen If Trump Doesn't Certify The Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, October 06, 2017

Next week is critical in the Trump administration's vow to redo the Iran nuclear deal. Options are being prepared for the president to announce by Friday. Here's a look at how they could play out.

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Central African Republic Seeks More United Nations Aid As Violence Grows

Thursday, October 05, 2017

As the Trump administration looks to cut spending at the U.N., officials are reviewing every peacekeeping mission. UN officials say the Central African Republic mission needs more resources, not less.

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State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The order to cut staff at the Cuban embassy comes a few days after the U.S. embassy in Havana downsized dramatically after attacks caused serious health problems for American officials in Cuba.

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State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The State Department is ordering the Cuban embassy in Washington to downsize, expelling 15 Cuban officials. They have 7 days to leave.

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Washington Sends Mixed Signals To North Korea

Monday, October 02, 2017

President Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is wasting his time negotiating with North Korea. Tillerson says he's keeping open channels for now, mostly to talk about humanitarian concerns.

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U.S. State Department Pulling Staff From Cuba

Friday, September 29, 2017

The State Department will pull out all nonessential staff, citing mysterious attacks on diplomats that have caused symptoms including dizziness and hearing problems. The U.S. Embassy will remain open.

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U.S. Criticized For Lowering The Limit Of Refugees It Will Resettle

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Trump administration is keeping its promise to cut the number of refugees the U.S. will accept. This comes at a time when the world is dealing with the worst refugee crisis since World War Two.

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Lawmakers Urge Tillerson Not To Cut Diplomacy In State Department Redesign

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been redesigning the State Department, and many in Congress are worried that he's gutting U.S. diplomacy. The House Foreign Affairs Committee weighs in at a hearing with Tillerson's deputy.

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Many Questions Remain On How To Talk To North Korea After U.N. Show Of Unity

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The United Nations Security Council met in a show of unity to condemn North Korea's provocative nuclear and missile tests, but they are not united on what comes next: how to revive talks.

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At the U.N., Secretary Tillerson Meets His Iranian Counterpart

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Iranian foreign minister met for the first time on Wednesday. The U.N. is focused on posturing from the two sides over the two-year-old nuclear deal.

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Iranian President Tells U.N. Trump Could Be At Blame If Nuclear Deal Falls Apart

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold an evening news conference following a day at the United Nations focused on the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.

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Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

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Trump Pushes The U.N. To 'Focus On Results'

Monday, September 18, 2017

President Trump called for budget cuts and efficiencies as he made his debut at the U.N. General Assembly's opening session in New York City on Monday.

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Trump Wants U.S. Delegation To The U.N. To Be More Cost Efficient

Monday, September 18, 2017

President Trump makes his United Nations debut this week and he's making a big push to cut the U.N.'s budget. The State Department plans to have a smaller footprint as part of this effort.

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Trump Administration Continues Sanctions Relief For Iran Under Nuclear Deal

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Trump administration renews sanctions relief for Iran that's part of the deal to restrict the country's nuclear program. But it imposed some new sanctions and looks to add more pressure.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Cancels U.N. Trip Amid Rohingya Crisis

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is cancelling her trip to the United Nations General Assembly next week. The de facto ruler of Myanmar and one-time democracy icon is facing widespread criticism for not stopping atrocities against a minority Muslim population.

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U.N. Security Council Steps Up Pressure On North Korea

Monday, September 11, 2017

The security council voted unanimously on a new sanctions resolution Monday that U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley says is meant to starve North Korea of money needed to support its nuclear program.

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