Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he believes the attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing. He's considering targeted sanctions in response.
Monday, November 20, 2017
That designation was removed in 2008, when the North Korean government pledged to dismantle its nuclear program. The president says additional sanctions will be imposed.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Babak Namazi is making an appeal to the Trump administration to open a dialogue with Iran to help get his brother and father out of jail in the country.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Trump administration plans to contribute up to $60 million to help five nations in Africa's Sahel region to build up a counterterrorism force. The news comes as Congress looks more closely at U.S. military activities in a the region following an ambush that killed four American service members in Niger.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in his first official visit to the region. He's hoping to strengthen ties between the U.S. and India.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought along six journalists this time — more than previous trips but about half of the press pool that covered former secretaries of state.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Kabul and Baghdad today as he tries to help wind down two ongoing conflicts. On his trip, he told reporters that the fight against the Taliban must continue, but that there is an opening for certain parts of the group.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a diplomatic push in the Mideast to help Syria and Iraq rebuild after what the Trump administration says are major victories over ISIS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.