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Topic - Anne W. Patterson
A key Republican on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was flabbergasted after a senior U.S. diplomat claimed Thursday that sanctions against Iran are the "most effective" she had ever seen.
President Obama's reversal of fortunes over Syria sparked Twitter posts from Washington to Moscow, as foreign policy analysts Tuesday tried to follow the latest twist in the accidental diplomacy at the White House.
Egyptians have denounced President Obama and U.S. Ambassador Anne W. Patterson for supporting the now-ousted Muslim Brotherhood-led government, but now they are turning their fury against a diplomat who last served at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo 22 years ago.
Even belly dancers are making fun of President Obama and his beleaguered ambassador in Cairo, as many Egyptians accuse the U.S. of trying to restore the ousted Muslim Brotherhood-led government.
Funny man David Letterman wants to be an ambassador. Seriously. He particularly would like to be the U.S. envoy to Canada.
The U.S. ambassador to Egypt was alarmed as she watched Egyptians mark the second anniversary of the ouster of an autocratic leader with riots in the streets against the new Islamist-led government.
Sen. John McCain said Monday U.S. relations with Egypt are changing a year after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak but the two countries "must remain friends."
A leader of the Muslim Brotherhood this week met with the American ambassador and a top State Department official at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and scoffed at President Obama's commitment to democracy in Egypt.
Washington-based election monitors denounced Egypt's military government for storming their offices in Cairo on Thursday, five days before the final vote for a new parliament.
A senior Republican senator is determined to force the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic to give up his post over charges that the envoy misled Congress two years ago when he served as an adviser to President Obama.
The United States will hear "many voices" it doesn't like from Egyptians on a "loud and bumptious" march toward democracy, a top U.S. diplomat predicted this week at a Senate hearing on her nomination to serve as the next American ambassador in Cairo.
Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty told people during a Monday stop in Iowa that the key difference between his Medicare proposal and the proposal introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, is that his plan will change the way providers are paid.
The United States has poured billions of dollars into Pakistan to fight terrorism since 2002, but Pakistani officials "diverted" much of the aid for other purposes, according to classified cables from a U.S. ambassador who served three years in Islamabad.
The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan refused to provide security for Benazir Bhutto two months before the charismatic political leader was assassinated in a bomb attack in December 2007, according to a classified diplomatic cable.
The Treasury Department on Thursday acted against three senior members of Pakistan-based terrorist groups that have been behind attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, including the kidnapping and beheading of a U.S. journalist.
"Causing pain in the economy is how sanctions work," she said.
"This is the most effective sanctions program I have ever seen," she said.