Susan Rice

  • Obama aims to make partnership with India more transformative: US November 21, 2013

    Washington: United States and India have developed a "valued global partnership" over the past one decade and US President Barack Obama aims to make the next decade even more transformative, a top presidential aide has said. "By 2030, India is projected to have the largest population of any country in the...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on September 27 August 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 27, during which they will chart a course to enhance bilateral ties and defence cooperation. The announcement came after National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon met his US counterpart Susan Rice and US Defence Secretary Chuck...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor July 2, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's confidant Susan Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the White House as the National Security Advisor. Rice (48), who replaces Tom Donilon, would be the top advisor to President Obama on all national security and foreign policies. "Truly honoured to...
  • Obama names outspoken Susan Rice as his security adviser June 6, 2013

    Washington: Defying Republican critics, President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser on Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in US foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The appointment, along with...
  • UN to vote on new North Korea sanction today March 7, 2013

    United Nations: The UN Security Council, ignoring threats from North Korea, is set to impose a fourth round of even tougher sanctions against Pyongyang in a fresh attempt to rein in its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the current council president, said the council will...
  • US State Dept made mistake over Benghazi: Senate report January 1, 2013

    Washington: The State Department made a "grievous mistake" in keeping the US mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly alarming threat assessments in the weeks before a deadly attack by militants, a Senate committee said on December 31. A report from the Senate Homeland Security Committee on the...
  • Obama to nominate Kerry to head State Department December 16, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, a source familiar with the process said on Saturday. Kerry, the Democratic nominee for president in 2004 and a stalwart Obama supporter, had been widely tipped...
  • US: Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate December 14, 2012

    Washington: Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of President Barack Obama, withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state on Thursday in the face of what promised to be a difficult Senate confirmation battle. Rice has drawn heavy fire from Republicans for...
  • UN Security Council revives Syria debate August 2, 2011

    United Nations: Reacting to new bloodshed in Syria, European powers relaunched a dormant draft UN resolution to condemn Damascus for its crackdown on protesters, circulating a revised text to the Security Council at a meeting on Monday. Following the hour-long closed-door meeting, several diplomats said that after months of deadlock over...
  • US sidesteps expansion of Security Council, focuses on NPT August 14, 2009

    The United States, under President Barack Obama, is ready to press the reset button on its engagement with the United Nations. The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, unveiled the Obama administration’s new approach in a major policy speech in New York on Wednesday. But the speech was...