Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Court In Gibraltar Releases Iranian Oil Tanker Despite U.S. Bid To Keep It In Port

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A judge in Gibraltar has ordered the release of an Iranian oil tanker despite a last minute appeal by the Trump administration.

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Wife Appeals For Help To Free American Academic Held In Iran

Friday, August 09, 2019

The wife of an American citizen being held in an Iranian prison is calling on the Trump administration to do more to free her husband.

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Looking For Accountability For Syria's Disappeared

Thursday, August 08, 2019

A senior U.N. official points to the Syrian government for the tens of thousands of disappearances during the long civil war there. But the government's looking like it's winning the war.

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Trump Administration Resumes Push To Get Venezuelan President Maduro Out Of Office

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The Trump administration has imposed sweeping new sanctions on Venezuela, warning that anyone who deals with Nicolás Maduro's government could be punished too.

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U.S.-Russia Arms Control Treaty Ends

Saturday, August 03, 2019

A landmark arms control treaty signed by the U.S. and the Soviet Union three decades ago expired on Friday. The Kremlin and the Trump administration blamed each other for its demise.

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U.S. Quietly Waives Some Sanctions To Allow Key Part Of Iran Nuclear Deal To Continue

Thursday, August 01, 2019

As it placed high-profile sanctions on Iran's foreign minister, the Trump administration took a quieter action to enable important work in the Iran nuclear deal to continue.

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U.S. Trying To Get The Taliban And Afghan Government To Start Negotiations

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Trump administration's top envoy on Afghanistan says he's making progress in talks with the Taliban while trying to reassure Afghans that the U.S. won't leave until there's a foundation for peace.

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Britain's Ambassador To The U.S. Resigns Under Pressure From President Trump

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

After his cables were leaked and President Trump attacked him on Twitter, Kim Darroch decided to resign as the British Ambassador to the U.S., reminding some former diplomats of WikiLeak troubles.

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Diplomatic Spat Continues Between Trump And British Ambassador To Washington

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

President Trump has renewed his attacks on the British ambassador to the U.S., tweeting that Sir Kim Darroch is "a very stupid guy".

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Pompeo Starts Commission To Review Role Of Human Rights In Foreign Policy

Monday, July 08, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reviewing the role of human rights in foreign policy, worrying some that he's wants a way to put a conservative spin on what the U.S. calls out in other countries.

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U.S. Officials Working To Build Up Maritime Coalition To Deter Further Iranian Attacks

Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. officials say they are trying to build up a coalition to deter Iranian attacks in the Persian Gulf. They are calling it the "Sentinel Program" to "help us have eyes on the shipping."

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What Diplomats Are Doing To Ease Tension Between The U.S. And Iran

Friday, June 21, 2019

As tensions remain high between the United States and Iran, what diplomatic steps are being taken and what are possible options?

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What Might Come Next After U.S. Drone Shot Down By Iran

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The U.S. says Iran shot down a military surveillance drone in an unprovoked attack and denies the aircraft was over Iranian territory. Iran claims it shot down a spy drone over a southern province.

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Trump Administration Seeks To Phase Out Main Program For Palestinian Refugees

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Trump administration is seeking to phase out the main program for Palestinian refugees. But other countries are seeking to make up the money the U.S. has pulled with a conference.

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Trump Says He Thinks U.S. And Mexican Officials Can Reach A Deal On Migrants

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Mexican and U.S. negotiators are working out a deal to manage the surge of Central American migrants. President Trump says if talks fail, he will impose 5% tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico.

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Mexican Officials Are Trying To Talk The Trump Administration Out Of A Trade War

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Facing the threat of U.S. tariffs, Mexico's Foreign Minister meets with top Trump administration officials. The U.S. wants Mexico to do more to stem the flow of migrants from Central America.

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Trump Administration Orders Halt To Cruises To Cuba And 'People-To-People' Exchanges

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The Trump administration has ordered a halt to cruises to Cuba. This is part of a broader effort by the administration to roll back Obama-era openings to the Communist island.

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Pompeo's Trip To Switzerland Could Signal The U.S. Is Working To Talk With Iran

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Trump administration says it is ready to talk to Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Switzerland this weekend may be a sign he's looking for a back channel.

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Lawmakers Briefed On U.S. Negotiations With The Taliban

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The U.S. envoy on Afghanistan is updating Congress on his talks with the Taliban, while Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S. says her government is still being left out.

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John Bolton Drives U.S. Pressure On Iran

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Trump administration has sent bombers to the Middle East to counter what it says are Iranian threats. Key to the campaign is National Security Advisor John Bolton, who's focused on Iran decades.

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