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Jonathan Landay

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now

Jul 11 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy.

U.S. Air Force finds no evidence of sexual misconduct by top general

Jul 10 2019

WASHINGTON An Air Force investigation has found no evidence to support accusations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Iran's release of Lebanese prisoner was failed overture to U.S.

Jul 10 2019

WASHINGTON Iran's release last month of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman with U.S. permanent residency, after four years in prison was meant as an opening for U.S.-Iranian talks, according to three Western sources familiar with the issue. | Video

Experts think Trump policy on China counterproductive: draft letter

Jun 29 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON Scores of Asia specialists, including former U.S. diplomats and military officers, want President Donald Trump to rethink policies that "treat China as an enemy," warning the approach could hurt U.S. interests and the global economy, according to a draft open letter reviewed by Reuters on Saturday.

Experts think Trump policy on China counterproductive - draft letter

Jun 29 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON Scores of Asia specialists, including former U.S. diplomats and military officers, want President Donald Trump to rethink policies that "treat China as an enemy," warning the approach could hurt U.S. interests and the global economy, according to a draft open letter reviewed by Reuters on Saturday.

U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning

Jun 20 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.

U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning

Jun 20 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.

Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldiers list

Jun 18 2019

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Trump is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

Jun 08 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-Trump says he is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

Jun 08 2019

WASHINGTON, June 8 U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States.

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