Susan Rice

Snowden leaks have not hurt US foreign policy, says UN ambassador Susan Rice

Susan Rice will become US President Barack Obama’s national security adviser next week. Photo: AP

Rice dismissed commentators who say Snowden’s disclosures have made Obama a lame duck, damaged his political base, and hurt US foreign policy, saying: “I think that’s bunk.”

“I think the United States of America is and will remain the most influential, powerful and important country in the world, the largest economy, and the largest military, [with] a network of alliances, values that are universally respected,” she said.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Obama picks Rice as his new national security adviser

Susan Rice

US President Barack Obama conducted a major shake-up of his foreign policy team yesterday, naming Susan Rice as his new White House national security adviser.

It follows her withdrawal from consideration last December for secretary of state because she was a lightning rod for Republican criticism.

6 Jun 2013 - 2:38am

US ambassador to UN Susan Rice tipped as national security adviser

Susan Rice, the "far and away" favourite. Photo: Reuters

US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is set to become President Barack Obama's national security adviser after the disappointment of being forced out of contention for secretary of state, it is being reported.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:19am

US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal

US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice. Photo: Reuters

The United States and China have made a deal under which the UN Security Council will expand existing sanctions against North Korea for staging a ballistic missile test, envoys said Friday.

19 Jan 2013 - 10:17am

John Kerry backed for secretary of state after Susan Rice's withdrawal

With US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice is no longer a candidate for secretary of state, former presidential candidate John Kerry is likely to get the job. Photos: Reuters, AFP

Susan Rice's decision to withdraw as a candidate for US secretary of state has sparked fierce dispute between Republicans and Democrats, but they appeared to unite over a likely replacement: Senator John Kerry.

15 Dec 2012 - 5:42am

Susan Rice fails to quiet criticism in meeting with Republican senators

Susan Rice leaves the U.S. Capitol after meeting with members of the U.S. Senate. Photo: AFP

US envoy to the UN Susan Rice has failed to quell a row with Republican lawmakers over the attack on a US mission in Libya that may damage her hopes of being the next secretary of state.

29 Nov 2012 - 5:06am

Rice to discuss Libya with McCain and lawmakers

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Susan Rice. Photo: Xinhua

US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will meet with lawmakers this week to discuss her controversial remarks about the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that have caused hurdles for her potential promotion to secretary of state.

27 Nov 2012 - 9:59am

Rice defends comments on Benghazi attack

Susan Rice speaks to the media at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Xinhua

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, broke her silence on Wednesday and defended her remarks on a September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador to the North African nation.

22 Nov 2012 - 12:02pm

White House denies David Petraeus' claim on consulate attack in Libya

The White House denied having heavily edited talking points to UN ambassador Susan Rice about the deadly attacks on a US mission in Libya to remove references to terrorism.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

Trial by fire for Obama's choice to succeed Clinton

UN ambassador Susan Rice

Susan Rice was playing stand-in on September 16 when she appeared on five Sunday news programmes a few days after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

David Petraeus faces US Congress over attack on consulate in Libya

Reporters wait outside the "Restricted Access-Secure Room" as the House Intelligence Committee conducts a hearing on Benghazi with testimony by former CIA director David Petreaus. Photo: AFP

Former CIA director David Petraeus said yesterday he believed all along that the deadly September 11 assault on the US consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, a lawmaker said, as the ex-general faced Congress for the first time since he resigned over an extra-marital affair.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:41am

Obama stands up for UN ambassador over Benghazi attack

Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House for his first news conference since being re-elected. Photo: AP

In his first news conference since winning re-election, US President Barack Obama has shown he is ready to go toe-to-toe with Republicans over fallout from the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya, even as he left open the door to compromise over year-end tax increases.

16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am