Heather Nauert

US voices 'deep concern' over Tanzania rights deterioration

Heather Nauert Out as Pick for U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., poses a question to Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Dem Sen. Murphy: Nauert ‘Clearly Not Qualified’ to Be U.N. Ambassador

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert is “clearly not qualified” to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. Murphy said, “[O]ur foreign policy is a mess, and the president

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Turkey Calls Sanctions for U.S. Pastor Arrest ‘Economic Coup’

Turkish Presidency Communications Director Fahrettin Altun on Thursday called U.S. sanctions on the nation for its continued arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson an “economic coup attempt” against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 An American pastor who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released Wednesday and will be …

State Department: Turkey Faces ‘Very Real Risk of Sanctions’ over U.S. Pastor

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert reiterated to reporters during a regular briefing Tuesday that, as Vice President Mike Pence had noted a week ago, Turkey faces “the very real risk of sanctions” if it does not free American pastor Andrew Brunson, arrested on dubious charges of aiding Marxist and Islamist terrorist groups.

White House says Ortegas 'responsible' for Nicaragua violence

White House Demands ‘Free, Fair, Transparent’ Elections in Nicaragua

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement Monday condemning the communist government of Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, demanding free and fair elections, and urging an end to state violence in the turbulent Central American country.

Germany issues arrest warrant for top Assad ally: report

Assad Presses Assault into ‘Deconfliction Zone,’ Drops Barrel Bombs on Rebels

Dictator Bashar Assad ramped up his assault against rebel positions in southwestern Syria on Friday, deploying his infamous “barrel bombs” despite warnings from the United States that he is violating a “deconfliction zone,” jeopardizing civilian lives, and threatening the security of neighboring Israel.