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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

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.

Mar 06 2018

Aramco IPO venue in the balance as Saudi prince embarks on trip

DUBAI/LONDON/WASHINGTON Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's upcoming trip to Britain and the United States could shape the decision on where to list oil giant Aramco, at a time when sources say the chances of London and New York hosting the IPO appear to be receding.

Feb 24 2018

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department

WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. | Video

Feb 16 2018

Turks propose joint deployment with U.S. in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

ANKARA Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point". | Video

Feb 16 2018

Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strain

(This story corrects the word "Defense" to "Democratic" in paragraph 4 in February 15 story.)

Feb 15 2018

Tillerson says Hezbollah role is a threat to Lebanon

BEIRUT U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Lebanon on Thursday that the Iran-backed Hezbollah group's growing arsenal and involvement in regional conflicts threatened Lebanon's security.

Feb 14 2018

Tillerson says U.S. Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced'

AMMAN The United States's work on a new Middle East peace plan is "fairly well advanced", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday, though he provided no details on an initiative which comes amid deep Palestinian scepticism about U.S. intentions.

Feb 13 2018

U.S. urges help for Iraq, extends $3 billion credit line

KUWAIT The United States on Tuesday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to help rebuild Iraq or risk a reversal of the gains made against the group, and said it would extend to Baghdad a $3 billion credit line. | Video


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