Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
As diplomats call on countries to work together, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed China for the "Wuhan virus," increased sanctions on Iran and accused North Korea of building weapons.
Monday, March 30, 2020
The U.S. and China have clashed over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak. China is using its soft power to compete with the U.S. for influence during the pandemic.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Family members of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent missing in Iran for 13 years, say they've concluded he died in Iranian custody — though they don't know when or how.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Robert Levinson, who went missing while on an unauthorized mission for the CIA, is thought to have died in Iranian custody, his family says.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
They're seeking help as countries close borders and flights are canceled to try to control the spread of the virus.
Monday, March 23, 2020
State Department officials Monday said they've heard from 13,500 Americans needing help around the world, some in remote areas. The department says there is no guarantee the U.S. can bring them home.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
While the Trump administration blames China for what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls the "Wuhan virus," China is now offering aid to Italy and sending more money to the World Health Organization.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
The International Criminal Court has authorized investigations into war crimes in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is furious, calling the court an "unaccountable political institution."
Monday, March 02, 2020
The ink has barely dried on the deal the U.S. and the Taliban signed this weekend and already questions are being asked about it. The sticking point appears to be a prisoner swap.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared Friday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where Democrats asked him tough questions about Iran, coronavirus and other foreign affairs issues.
Friday, February 14, 2020
The United States has reached a deal with the Taliban to reduce violence for a week before the U.S. and the Taliban sign any deal on a U.S. troop reduction.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
A key witness in President Trump's impeachment, the ex-ambassador to Ukraine, says her former State Department colleagues are wondering if it is safe to express concerns — even behind closed doors.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The United States and the Taliban appear to be making significant progress towards a deal that should see the drawing down of some U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas responded at the UN to the Trump administration's vision for the Middle East by saying "a thousand nos." He's urging U.N. diplomats to reject it too.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The day after Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó was honored with a seat at President Trump's State of the Union address, the president receives him in the White House.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
While Russia eyes a union with the former Soviet Republic of Belarus, the U.S. secretary of state makes a rare visit to Minsk.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine until last spring when she was ousted following a disinformation campaign by the president's private lawyer, is retiring — not resigning.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The Trump administration is planning to loosen restrictions on the use of landmines. The move goes against an international agreement that bans their use because of the danger to civilians.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Secretary of State Pompeo on Thursday arives in Ukraine — the country at the center of President Trump's impeachment. The trip is to support Ukraine in its pushback against Russian aggression.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
On Tuesday, President Trump announced his plan for Middle East peace alongside Israel's prime minister — and without any input from Palestinians.