Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Secretary Of State Tillerson Considering Action In Response To Rohingya Attacks

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.


Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

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.


Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

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.


Family Of American Imprisoned In Iran Pushes For Prisoner Swap

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.


Trump Administration Offers $60 Million To Help Several African Nations Fight Terrorism

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.


Tillerson Meets Modi In India

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.


After Visiting Afghanistan And Iraq, Tillerson Goes To Pakistan 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.


Secretary Of State Tillerson Says There Are Moderate Voices Among The Taliban

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.


Tillerson's Mideast Agenda

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.