Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Son Seeks Release Of Ailing 82-Year-Old Father Held Hostage In Iran

Monday, November 26, 2018

Former UNICEF official Baquer Namazi was detained in Iran nearly three years ago. His son is urging Tehran to let his 82-year-old father leave the country for medical treatment.


U.S. Diplomat To Africa Says The Horn Of Africa Is Now Full Of Hope After Peace Deal

Friday, November 16, 2018

Eritrea was once dubbed the North Korea of Africa. Now, the United Nations is lifting sanctions on it following a peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.


North Koreans Don't Show Up For Scheduled Meeting With Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The talks with North Korean officials Thursday were for planning the next summit, but the meeting was postponed over scheduling conflicts. President Trump now says he's in no rush.


U.S. Unilaterally Reinstates Sanctions On Iran In Attempt To Change Its Behavior

Monday, November 05, 2018

The Trump administration says it will be relentless with its sanctions against Iran until it's a "normal country," but still giving major importers of Iranian oil a chance to continue business without penalties.


Trump Administration Plans To Re-Impose Sanctions On Sales Of Iranian Oil

Friday, November 02, 2018

The Trump administration insists it is not pushing for regime change in Iran, just a change in behavior. But the State Department's messaging is clearly aimed at encouraging protesters in the country.


U.N. Says Yemen Is On The Brink Of A Massive Famine As War Gets Worse

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The United Nations is warning of a famine in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia and its allies are fighting Iranian-backed rebels.


U.S. Aid At Risk For Countries Whose Citizens Joined Migrant Caravan

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Furious about a migrant caravan, President Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries that allowed their citizens to head north. But some members of Congress say cutting aid won't help.


The Trump Aministration's Evolving Reaction To Khashoggi Disappearance

Friday, October 19, 2018

President Trump acknowledged Thursday that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was probably dead. His administration's reaction to his disappearance has swung from condemnation, to a rogue killer theory, to withholding judgment — for now.


'A Few More Days' Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Urges More Time For Saudi Arabia

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Trump administration has been working to contain the political and diplomatic fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President Trump has criticized a rush to judgment and efforts to implicate the kingdom as judging as guilty before proven innocent.


Secretary Of State Pompeo To Meet With Saudi Leaders Over Disappearance Of Journalist

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia to visit with the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss accusations that the kingdom killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.


U.S. Officials Haven't Yet Confirmed What Happened To Khashoggi

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

President Trump dispatched Secretary of State Pompeo to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he's meeting with the king and crown prince about the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Disappearance Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Is Straining U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The U.S. has not appointed an ambassador to Saudi Arabia, meaning that during the crisis over the suspected murder of a Saudi critic, the job falls to Jared Kushner.


Trump Says He Will Announce Replacement For U.N. Ambassador In Coming Weeks

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that she is leaving her post at the end of the year. President Trump, calling her his friend, says he will announce a replacement in weeks.


Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned from her post.


U.S. Stops Visas For Diplomats' Same-Sex Partners If They're Not Married

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The policy is a break with that of the past administration. Critics say the Trump administration policy will create hardship for same-sex couples from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal.


Foreign Aid In The Trump Era

Saturday, September 29, 2018

President Trump used his speech at the U.N. Tuesday to threaten aid to countries not backing U.S. policies. The new tactic has aid groups concerned about humanitarian needs.


Palestinian Authority President Takes U.N. Stage To Address Independent State Goals

Thursday, September 27, 2018

After months of watching the U.S. endorse pro-Israel positions, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took the stage at the United Nations to spell out his people's goal of an independent state.


U.N. Security Council Meeting Highlights Divisions On How To Deal With Iran

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As President Trump chairs a Security Council meeting, he's trying to rally the world around his stance on Iran. But his decision to pull the U.S. out of the nuclear deal remains unpopular.


U.N. General Assembly: Day 1

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

President Trump told the U.N. that the U.S. won't succumb to a global bureaucracy. But other leaders said that working together could solve crises and conflicts.


UNGA Begins As Trump Has Worked To Limit U.S. Support For International Agencies

Monday, September 24, 2018

World leaders are gathering in New York for the UN General Assembly. The wars in Syria and Yemen, the refugee issue and multilateralism will likely dominate the discussions.