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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York

A new report about a Turkish gold-dealer is raising questions about why Preet Bharara was fired

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked former Vice President Joe Biden to fire US attorney Preet Bharara last September.
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley brushed off reports of tension between herself and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Nikki Haley says she’s glad she lives in New York because she doesn’t want to be near the drama of the White House

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, called reports of tension between her and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "dramatic" and "ridiculous."
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on CNN.

Trump officials carefully thread the needle on explaining why the US is disavowing the Iran deal

Top foreign policy officials in Trump's administration carefully attempted to thread a needle on Trump's decision not to certify the Iranian nuclear deal.

Top Republican senator: Trump is ‘castrating’ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Sen. Corker said that although Trump's Twitter habits concern him, he is most worried about his "castration" of Rex Tillerson.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a Security Council meeting United Nations General Assembly in New York. The US State Department under his tenure has become reorganized and neglected, say officials.

America might be losing its place on the world stage — and diplomats worry that ‘things will start to fall apart’

State Department officials say America's influence in world affairs is fading under Trump due to an agenda that is confused, confrontational, and understaffed.

Decertifying the Iran deal is putting the US in ‘rogue-state territory’

Trump's decertification of the Iran deal will likely further erode international confidence in the US.
President Donald Trump disavowed the Iran nuclear deal during a speech on Friday.

Trump decertifies the Iran deal and threatens to end it altogether

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is decertifying, but not withdrawing from or rewriting, the Iran nuclear agreement.

Here’s why it’s so hard for Trump to ‘rip up’ the Iran deal

There is no evidence that Iran has violated the nuclear deal.
The Iran nuclear deal is far from perfect, but Trump's strategy doesn't offer much hope.

Trump’s new Iran strategy somehow ignores the lesson he should have learned from North Korea

Trump's Iran policy somehow ignores the lessons he should be learning about North Korea.
President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City.

Trump lists grievances, appears ready to turn his back on the Iran deal

President Donald Trump has listed grievances as part of "a new strategy for Iran." He is expected to announce a decision on the Iran nuclear deal on Friday.