Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


State Department Orders 'Non-Emergency' Government Employees To Leave Iraq

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The U.S. ordered non-essential personnel to leave its diplomatic missions in Baghdad and Erbil on Wednesday. The Trump administration says Iran poses a threat to U.S. interests in the region.


Trump Welcomes Hungary's Authoritarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, At White House

Monday, May 13, 2019

Viktor Orban did not get a White House invite when Barack Obama was president, but President Trump welcomed Hungary's authoritarian prime minister on Monday.


Trump Considers Listing Muslim Brotherhood As Terrorist Organization

Thursday, May 02, 2019

The Trump administration is considering putting the Muslim Brotherhood, a mainstream movement in some Middle Eastern countries and in the U.S., on the State Department's terrorism list.


Trump Administration Calls On Russia To Stop Supporting Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The Trump administration is calling on Russia to support Venezuela instead of President Nicolás Maduro. Russia says the U.S. is meddling in Venezuela and violating international law.


U.S. Backs Efforts To Remove Maduro

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

In Venezuela, the uprising against President Nicolás Maduro may escalate. U.S. officials are backing efforts to remove Maduro from power.


Maduro Seemed Ready To Leave Venezuela, Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Says

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN on Tuesday Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was on the tarmac ready to leave, but Russians insisted he stay.


Human Rights Groups Call For Response To Russia's Rising Number Of Political Prisoners

Monday, April 29, 2019

The number of political prisoners is on the rise in Vladimir Putin's Russia. Activists say it is time for the U.S. to step up the pressure with targeted sanctions to reverse this trend.


Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Marks A Year On The Job At State Department

Friday, April 26, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is marking a year in office, speaking to his employees about what he calls the "ethos" of the department.


Iran Foreign Minister Proposes Prisoner Swap With U.S.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Iran's foreign minister is proposing a prisoner swap and cooperation with the U.S. on Afghanistan and Iraq. But he says the U.S. pressure campaign won't bring Iran to its knees.


U.N. Resolution On Sexual Violence Watered Down Due To U.S. Opposition

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

United Nations diplomats watered down a resolution condemning sexual violence in conflicts, because the Trump administration opposed language about sexual and reproductive health care for survivors.


Trump Administration Sends Warning To Countries That Continue To Import Oil From Iran

Monday, April 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning countries they could face U.S. sanctions unless they stop importing oil from Iran.


Pompeo: No More Sanctions Waivers For Iranian Oil Importers

Monday, April 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announces an end to sanctions waivers it has granted countries that import Iranian oil, such as Japan and Turkey.