Michele Kelemen

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Controversial Past Comes Back To Haunt Elliott Abrams At House Hearing

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Trump administration's point man on Venezuela was convicted of misleading Congress during the Iran-Contra affair. Abrams' past came up during a House hearing on Venezuela's political crisis.


Trump Addresses Anti-ISIS Coalition, Explains U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

President Trump addressed the Defeat ISIS coalition at the State Department on Wednesday, reassuring them the U.S. remains committed to the fight despite his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.


It's Unclear How Humanitarian Aid Will Get To Those Who Need It In Venezuela

Monday, February 04, 2019

The U.S. says it's sending tons of humanitarian and medical aid to Venezuela's borders. The big question: will it make it to the people in need or will criminal groups and Venezuela's military get it?


U.S. Confidently Backs Venezuela's Opposition, Inviting Possible Risks

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Trump administration officials are sounding positive that the political crisis in Venezuela will end with democracy. But analysts warn that this political standoff could get much more violent.


U.S. Begins Process To Withdraw From INF Treaty

Friday, February 01, 2019

The U.S. has begun the process to formally withdraw from one of its remaining arms control treaties with Russia. Washington accuses Moscow of violating the INF treaty which covers medium range nuclear weapons.


Trump Administration Announces U.S. Will Pull Out Of INF Treaty

Friday, February 01, 2019

The Trump administration announced that the U.S. will leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, raising fears of a new arms race. Trump blamed Russia for violating the Cold War-era pact.


Washington Welcomes Exiled Political Activist As Venezuela's Ambassador

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Carlos Vecchio, who doesn't have access to Venezuela's embassy, represents national assembly leader Juan Guaido, who the U.S. and other countries back as they pressure Nicolas Maduro to step aside.


World Leaders Pick Sides In Venezuela Crisis

Saturday, January 26, 2019

U.S. diplomats are facing a weekend deadline to leave Venezuela, on orders of the embattled president. Meanwhile, the U.S. is trying to rally international support around their preferred leader.


The State Of U.S. Diplomats Who Are Working In Venezuela

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The State Department says Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro can't expel U.S. diplomats since it no longer recognizes him as the nation's leader. But where does that leave the U.S. personnel?


White House Says There Will Be Another Summit With North Korea

Friday, January 18, 2019

The U.S. and North Korea are working out the details for a possible second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.


State Department Brings Employees Back To Work Despite Shutdown

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The department said it "is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries." State has 75,000, including nearly 50,000 local hires, most of whom have been receiving pay.


Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With Saudi Crown Prince Before Heading Home

Monday, January 14, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East started with controversy over U.S. plans to withdraw from Syria and ended in discussions about the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.


Pompeo Meets With Saudi Crown Prince During Diplomatic Tour

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Saudi kingdom has been a longtime U.S. ally, but the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has angered many Americans. Pompeo will meet with the Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday.


Secretary Of State Pompeo Slated To Meet With Gulf Allies On Countering Iran, Terrorism

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Gulf allies to try and keep the region focused on the U.S. goals of fighting terrorism and countering Iran.


Pompeo Delivers Speech In Cairo Describing His Vision Of America's World Role

Thursday, January 10, 2019

In Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a stinging rebuke of the Obama administration's approach to the region. But the comments left some wondering what the Trump administration's strategy is.


Pompeo To Outline U.S.' Middle East Policy During Speech In Egypt

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's extensive trip to the Middle East takes him to Egypt. He is going to use the visit to give a speech in which he's expected to focus on U.S. policy for the region.


Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With Top Officials In Iraq

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Iraq where he met top officials. The trip comes two weeks after President Trump visited U.S. troops but did not meet with government leaders.


Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Embarks On Reassurance Trip To Middle East

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began an extensive trip to the Middle East on Tuesday to try to resolve confusion about the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops from Syria.


U.S. Officials Visit American Man Detained In Moscow On Spying Charges

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

U.S. officials visited an American man detained in Moscow on espionage charges. The Trump administration said it would demand Paul Whelan's immediate release if the detention "is not appropriate."


U.S.-South Korea Forces Agreement Set To Expire With No New Deal In Place

Monday, December 31, 2018

President Trump wants South Korea to pay more for the U.S. troops based there. The current agreement expires Monday as the negotiations continue.