Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Pompeo Still Holds A Tough Stance Toward Iran, North Korea, Venezuela During Epidemic

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.


U.S. Continues To Point Out That China Is Where Coronavirus Began

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.


Family Says Retired FBI Agent, Who Vanished In 2007, Died In Iranian Custody

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.


U.S. Officials Believe Ex-FBI Agent Who Disappeared In Iran In 2007 Is Dead

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.


50,000 Americans Stranded Abroad By Coronavirus Events, State Department 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.


State Department Urges Americans To Return Home Or Stay Away For 'Undetermined Time'

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.


Trump Administration Derides 'Wuhan Virus,' As Beijing Extends Aid To Other Countries

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.


International Criminal Court Approves Afghanistan War Crimes Investigation

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."


Days After A U.S.-Taliban Agreement, Afghan Diplomacy Is Back In Doubt

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.


Secretary Of State Pompeo Faces Questions From House Foreign Affairs Committee

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.


U.S. And Taliban Reach 'Reduction In Violence' Deal, Setting Up Further Talks

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.


Yovanovitch Makes 1st Public Appearance Since State Department Retirement

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.


U.S. Nears Taliban Deal To Reduce Afghanistan Violence And Begin Withdrawing Troops

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.


Palestinian Authority President Abbas Encourages U.N. To Oppose Trump Mideast Plan

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.


Venezuela Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Meets With President Trump At White House

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.


Pompeo Meets Longtime Leader Of Belarus

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.


Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Has Retired From Foreign Service

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.


Trump Administration To Loosen Obama-Era Policy On Land Mine Use

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.


Pompeo To Visit Ukraine Which Is Caught Up In U.S. Politics

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.


Trump Announces Middle East Peace Plan

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.