National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department Education: Michigan State University, BA in journalism; University of Southern California, MA in journalism Carol Morello is the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, covering the State Department. She previously wrote about demographics and the census. She has worked at The Washington Post since 2000. Before that, she was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and USA Today. Foreign languages spoken: Italian, Spanish
Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the United States is ready to “stand alone” against Iran as most countries in the U.N. reject the idea the U.S. has a legal right to reimpose international sanctions.
The Trump administration plans this week to spell out how it intends to enforce U.N. sanctions against Iran that the international community says it has no right to reimpose because it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s currency sank to a historic low.
The U.S. argues that even though it has left the nuclear deal, it retains the right as an original “JCPOA participant” to trigger the “snapback” of sanctions over any issue that violates the agreement.