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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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U.S. toughens stance on Iran, lists sweeping demands

WASHINGTON/ANKARA The United States on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran. | Video

19 May 2018

U.S. accuses Maduro, Venezuelan party official of drug trade profiteering

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday accused Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the No. 2 official in the country's ruling party of profiting from illegal narcotics shipments, the first time that Washington has publicly linked Maduro to the drug trade.

18 May 2018

In speech, Pompeo to call for 'broad support' against Iran

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will outline a "diplomatic road map" next week that he hopes will convince European and other allies to apply pressure on Iran and force it back to the negotiating table, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

18 May 2018

New U.S. sanctions hit at Hezbollah-linked financier, companies

WASHINGTON The United States sought on Thursday to further choke off funding sources for Iranian-backed Hezbollah, imposing sanctions on its representative to Iran, as well as a major financier and his five companies in Europe, West Africa and the Middle East.

16 May 2018

Insight: How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

LONDON/PARIS/WASHINGTON They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down.

16 May 2018

How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

LONDON/PARIS/WASHINGTON They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down.

16 May 2018

How Rusal escaped the noose of U.S. sanctions

LONDON/PARIS/WASHINGTON They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down.

16 May 2018

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran central bank governor

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran's central bank governor and an Iraq-based bank for "moving millions of dollars" for Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, as Washington seeks to cut off funding it says Tehran is using to fund militant activities overseas.

12 May 2018

Pompeo promises North Korea future 'brimming with prosperity' if it denuclearises

WASHINGTON North Korea can look forward to "a future brimming with peace and prosperity" if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Friday ahead of a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. | Video

11 May 2018

Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on North Korea - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will begin talks in coming days to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. | Video

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