As the U.S. and other world powers closed in on a preliminary nuclear deal with Iran last month, a few senators were invited to a White House Situation Room briefing for a progress report.
A Senate committee unanimously adopted a bill Tuesday that would give Congress a vote on any nuclear deal with Iran, adding a new hurdle to the Obama administration’s effort to complete a binding agreement with Tehran by this summer.
President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism after more than a quarter-century, the White House said Tuesday, taking a major step toward Obama’s goal of normalizing relations with the island nation.
In a piece of embarrassing fallout from the spy scandals that hit the Obama administration two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil canceled a fancy state visit to Washington.
President Obama said Saturday that Hillary Rodham Clinton would make an “excellent president,” lauding his former secretary of State’s record on foreign and domestic policy on the eve of her long-expected announcement of another White House run.
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the United States and Cuba met face to face Saturday, formalizing their joint bid to restore diplomatic ties and break from the nations’ Cold War past, an effort President Obama said could be a “turning point” for the region.
President Obama on Saturday charged that Republicans were trying to “short-circuit” negotiations to contain Iran’s nuclear program, expressing dismay over the extent to which opponents have gone to thwart one of his top foreign policy initiatives.
In an ornate room at the Vatican, surrounded by portraits of popes from across the centuries, a panel of robed clerics listened as negotiators laid out a potentially historic deal: the resumption of relations between the United States and Cuba after more than half a century.