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Recent articles by Matthew:

US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel said Wednesday they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said discussions between their two countries have begun on “other options” should… → Read More

Blinken meets Macron as US seeks to heal rift with France

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Tuesday to explore potential cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and other areas as the Biden administ… → Read More

Blinken meets Macron as US seeks to heal rift with France

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Tuesday to explore potential cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and other areas as the Biden administ… → Read More

US implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition, warning that the w… → Read More

US implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay

NEW YORK (AP) — The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition, warning that the w… → Read More

US implores Iran to return to nuke talks without delay

A senior administration official said Thursday that U.S. patience is wearing thin. → Read More

U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. → Read More

U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

Daniel Foote, who was named special envoy after Haiti's president was assassinated, resigns over 'inhumane, counterproductive' expulsion of migrants. → Read More

US special envoy to Haiti resigns in protest over 'inhumane' deportations at border

“Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed," Daniel Foote wrote. → Read More

Biden's special envoy to Haiti resigns to protest migrant expulsions

U.S. officials say the Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned, protesting large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster. → Read More

Biden's special envoy to Haiti resigns to protest migrant expulsions

U.S. officials say the Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned, protesting large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster. → Read More

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. → Read More

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U. S. officials said Thursday. Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti's president. → Read More

Biden's 'summer of love' with Europe hits an abrupt break-up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s summer of love with Europe appears to have come to an abrupt end. After promising European leaders that “America is back” and that multilateral diplomacy would guide U. S. foreign policy, Biden has angered and alienated numerous allies with a go-it-alone approach on several key issues, the latest being a new security initiative for the Indo-Pacific that… → Read More

Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning

Blinken had mixed results in attempting to face down a second day of tough congressional questioning. → Read More

'Clearly and fatally flawed': Congress hits Blinken with hard questions on Afghanistan withdrawal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced a second day of tough congressional questions about the Biden administration's much-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan. → Read More

Blinken faces new round of hard Afghan questions in Congress

"This committee expects to receive a full explanation of this administration's decisions on Afghanistan since coming into office last January," Menendez said. "There has to be accountability." "The withdrawal was a dismal failure," said Risch, the ranking GOP member of the panel, accusing the administration of "ineptitude" that has cost the United States international credibility, led to a… → Read More

Blinken faces new round of hard Afghan questions in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is facing a second day of tough congressional questions about the Biden administration's much-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan. Title: LIVE STREAM. Start time: 09/14/2021 11:12:54 AM. End time: 09/17/2021 11:12:54 AM. → Read More

Secretary of State Blinken pushes back on GOP criticism of Afghanistan withdrawal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back Monday against harsh Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Taliban to end the war, but no plan for carrying it out. → Read More

Blinken pushes back on GOP criticism of Afghan withdrawal

Blinken echoed White House talking points blaming the Trump administration for the situation that Biden inherited in Afghanistan. → Read More