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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 11 2018

U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON The United Nations is engaged in "intense" shuttle diplomacy between the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in a bid to avert an attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port city, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

Jun 07 2018

Exclusive: Trump requested Saudi oil support before Iran nuclear decision - sources

DUBAI/WASHINGTON/LONDON A day before U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world's largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply.

Jun 07 2018

Yemen peace plan sees ceasefire, Houthis abandoning missiles

WASHINGTON A U.N. peace plan for Yemen calls on the Houthi movement to give up its ballistic missiles in return for an end to the bombing campaign against it by a Saudi-led coalition and a transitional governance agreement, according to a draft document and sources. | Video

May 11 2018

U.S. and UAE sign pact to resolve airline competition claims

WASHINGTON The United States and United Arab Emirates signed a deal on Friday to resolve U.S. claims that Gulf carriers have received unfair government subsidies, the U.S. State Department said.

May 09 2018

Europeans work to save Iran deal, and business, after Trump pulls out

WASHINGTON/PARIS Dismayed European allies sought on Wednesday to salvage the Iran nuclear deal and preserve their Iranian trade after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark accord and ordered sanctions reimposed on Tehran. | Video

Apr 11 2018

As Trump Mideast peace plan nears completion, rollout still unclear: source

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has nearly completed a long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan but is still struggling to decide how and when to roll it out, a senior White House official said, acknowledging that Washington faces a “disconnect” with Palestinians over its planned U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.

Mar 27 2018

Exclusive: OPEC, Russia consider 10- to 20-year oil alliance - Saudi Crown Prince

NEW YORK Saudi Arabia and Russia are working on a historic long-term pact that could extend controls over world crude supplies by major exporters for many years. | Video

Mar 20 2018

Trump praises U.S. military sales to Saudi as he welcomes crown prince

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited U.S. defense sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh's involvement in Yemen's civil war faced criticism. | Video

Mar 19 2018

On eve of Trump-Saudi meeting, Riyadh calls Iran nuclear deal flawed

WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a "flawed agreement" on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and U.S. President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran.

Mar 16 2018

Trump's back-to-back visitors unlikely to solve Gulf dispute

WASHINGTON Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will beat a path to U.S. President Donald Trump's door in the next few weeks for back-to-back visits that are unlikely to solve a long-running dispute among America's Gulf allies.


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