BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S. handing over frozen Libyan assets to new gov't
August 23rd, 2011
04:51 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S. handing over frozen Libyan assets to new gov't

(CNN) - This is one of those historic moments in world history, and, once again, we’re seeing it unfold live on television. Our intrepid CNN correspondents, including Sara Sidner, Matthew Chance, and Arwa Damon, and their crews and producers are risking their lives to bring us the story. Like all of you, I am very worried about their safety. Their work is amazing.

In the midst of all of this, we’re getting new information on what’s going on from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. I just interviewed her.

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Filed under: Content Partner • Libya • Susan Rice • TV-The Situation Room
March 31st, 2010
06:59 PM ET
4 years ago

China agrees to discuss sanctions against Iran

(CNN) – China has agreed to negotiate possible sanctions against Iran over Tehran's failure to comply with international regulations involving its nuclear energy program, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations said Wednesday.

Ambassador Susan Rice told CNN that the Chinese commitment represented progress because China previously has been unwilling to agree to stronger sanctions against Iran sought by the United States and other allies.

"China has agreed to sit down and begin serious negotiations in New York" with other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, Rice said.

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Filed under: China • Iran • Susan Rice • The Situation Room
January 29th, 2010
11:20 AM ET
4 years ago

First on the Ticker: Ambassador Rice joins Twitter and Facebook

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Washington (CNN) - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice created both a Facebook and Twitter account late Thursday.

Rice is the fourth Obama cabinet member to join Twitter, the micro-blog social networking site, while the eighth to join Facebook.

While many Twitter accounts are used for Cabinet member's thoughts while running in between meetings (or the bathroom), expect Rice's account to be more formal. Her office hopes people who are interested in U.S. foreign policy and want insights into the U.N. to follow her. Both accounts will send out official news and notes from her office. Her first tweet and Facebook message was a link to a formal video where Rice reported on Obama's first year at the United Nations.

When asked why Rice decided to launch Facebook and Twitter accounts, her communications director told CNN it was "to directly communicate with Americans and others who care about U.S. foreign policy and are interested in following it on a daily basis."


Filed under: Social Media • Social Networking • Susan Rice • Twitter
August 9th, 2009
10:04 AM ET
5 years ago

SOTU: Rice won’t rule out troubleshooting role for Bill Clinton

Rice said it was 'ridiculous' to say Bill Clinton was acting in any official capacity during his trip to North Korea.
Rice said it was 'ridiculous' to say Bill Clinton was acting in any official capacity during his trip to North Korea.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said that the Obama administration was pleased with the result of former President Bill Clinton’s private mission that resulted in the release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee – and wouldn’t rule out bringing him back on board in a more official role in the future.

“Obviously this was not a negotiation. I want to be clear about this,” she told CNN’s John King on “State of the Union.”

“This was a humanitarian mission. But Bill Clinton has enormous skills, experience and talent, we’re very grateful for his willingness to take this private mission, and pleased with the results. I can’t predict what might transpire down the road but we obviously value what he can contribute.”

Clinton traveled to North Korea last week and spoke with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, securing the release of the two women.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • State of the Union • Susan Rice
August 9th, 2009
09:53 AM ET
5 years ago

SOTU: Rice on Iran - ‘We will do a stock-taking in September’

WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice condemned Iranian “show trials” of pro-democracy protestors and activists Sunday - and told CNN the possibility of a diplomatic resolution to end the standoff over that country’s nuclear program had an expiration date.

“Reports of torture are of great concern to us and suggest the regime in Iran is not reconciled to the concerns of its people and their reactions, their very compelling reactions to the elections,” she told CNN’s John King on “State of the Union.”

The protests hadn’t ended the prospect of negotiations, said Rice. “Obviously we’re deeply concerned by the elections and its aftermath,” she said. “But let’s be realistic: this is not a regime that was a golden child prior the election, and suddenly turned evil. This is a regime with whom we’ve had grave concerns for many, many years.

“…We believe there is a prospect through engagement and through dialogue” to negotiate a peaceful end to the country’s nuclear program, said Rice. “That option remains on the table - but it is not out there forever. …And indeed, if there is not [an] indication Iran is willing to open up and dismantle its nuclear program,” the administration will re-assess the situation.

“We will do a stock-taking in September,” she said.


Filed under: State of the Union • Susan Rice
March 10th, 2009
03:06 PM ET
5 years ago

Rice: Findings on Iran nuclear program 'troubling'

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has expressed concern about Iran's nuclear program.
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has expressed concern about Iran's nuclear program.

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) - Findings in a recent U.N. report that Iran's nuclear program "has military dimensions" are "troubling," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

"Iran also still refuses to respond constructively to IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] questions about its past work to develop a nuclear weapons capability," the ambassador, Susan Rice, told a U.N. Security Council subcommittee that deals with ensuring sanctions against Iran are being enforced.

"The United States urges its fellow Security Council members not only to take note of the IAEA's serious findings but also to vigorously support the IAEA in its continuing investigations of these critical matters."

The IAEA is the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency that is charged with inspecting Iran's nuclear facilities.

Rice said Tuesday's meeting was "the Security Council's first session on Iran since the release of the IAEA director general's most recent report on Iran - a report that makes it clear that Iran is still not complying with its international nuclear obligations, including resolutions of this council."

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Filed under: Iran • Obama administration • Susan Rice
January 26th, 2009
02:45 PM ET
3 months ago

Obama U.N. ambassador outlines goals

Dr. Susan Rice, new U.S. ambassador to the U.N., met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon Monday.
Dr. Susan Rice, new U.S. ambassador to the U.N., met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon Monday.

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) - President Barack Obama's ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, arrived for her first day on the job Monday calling the U.N. a "great institution" but saying there is "room for improvement."

Watch: Rice vows cooperation

Rice presented her credentials to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at U.N. headquarters in New York Monday morning. She said the two then spoke for 45 minutes, discussing a wide range of international issues, including the situations in Sudan and the Middle East.

After meeting with Ban, Rice spoke to reporters in front of the U.N. Security Council chambers, laying out several key issues that the Obama administration hopes to accomplish at the United Nations: Strengthening the capacity to engage in complex peace operations, advancing U.S. and "collective" interest on climate change and nuclear proliferation, and putting the United States at the center of poverty reduction and fighting disease, cornerstones of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.

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Filed under: President Obama • Susan Rice
January 7th, 2009
01:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Clinton, Rice confirmation hearings set

Clinton's confirmation hearing is set for next Tuesday.
Clinton's confirmation hearing is set for next Tuesday.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing to be the next sectary of state is set for next Tuesday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry announced.

Kerry also said the committee will hold a hearing for Susan Rice - President-elect Obama's pick to be the ambassador to the UN — next Thursday.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Susan Rice
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