Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Mideast Envoy Greenblatt Resigns

Thursday, September 05, 2019

President Trump's foray into Middle East peacemaking seems to be in doubt once again. One of the key advisors drafting Trump's plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is leaving the White House.


U.N. Report Includes A Long List Of Atrocities In The War In Yemen

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The report says that all sides in the Yemen war are committing war crimes, and that countries backing them could be complicit. The U.S. provides logistical support to a Saudi-led coalition.


The U.S. And The War In Yemen

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Trump administration has backed the Saudi-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. But with the war dragging on, a senator is urging U.S. diplomats to be more involved in finding a resolution.


Trump Wants Russia Back In The G-7, But Several Senators Say It Doesn't Belong

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

President Trump wants Russia back in the group of leading democracies — the G-7. But members say Russia hasn't earned its return to the group. Several senators have written to Trump to oppose him.


U.N. General Assembly Could Offer An Opportunity For U.S.-Iran Talks

Monday, August 26, 2019

The French president says he's trying to set up a summit between Iran and the U.S. — to save the nuclear deal. But it's unclear whether its something the two adversarial countries want.


Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Tries To Rally U.N. Security Council To Counter Iran

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes his case against Iran to the United Nations Security Council, addressing a special meeting on threats in the Middle East.


Pakistan Sees U.N. Meeting On Kashmir As Promising 1st Step

Saturday, August 17, 2019

ON Friday, the United Nations Security Council held a closed door meeting to discuss India's controversial decision to revoke the Kashmir region's special status.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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."


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?


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.