Former Obama administration official Tony Blinken said over the weekend that the U.S. “always knew” the 2013 agreement with Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad did not clear all chemical weapons out of Syria.
In a January interview with National Public Radio, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice touted the Obama administration’s success in negotiating the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons.
Fact-checking website PolitiFact on Wednesday retracted a 2014 article that found it “Mostly True” the Obama administration helped broker a deal that successfully removed “100 percent” of chemical weapons from Syria.
Hours before President Donald Trump took the oath of office, the Obama administration directed $221 million to be sent to the Palestinian Authority, undercutting Republican opposition in Congress to the money transfer.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who has said he is “ashamed of and hated” his time in the U.S. Navy, will speak at the U.S. Naval Academy on Tuesday on how his Navy career impacted his current approach to foreign affairs.