More Setbacks for ISIL in Iraq and Syria

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05/23/2016
Recent news from Iraq and Syria is not good for ISIL. More
May 2016
May 23, 2016

Audio Helping to Strengthen Tunisia's Economy

The United States remains committed to helping the Tunisian people expand their economy so the entire country can prosper.

May 18, 2016

Eight Years in Prison for Iran's Baha'i Leaders

This month marks the eighth anniversary of the arrest of the seven leaders of Iran’s Baha’i community.

May 16, 2016

Audio Clarifying Legitimate Business With Iran

To clarify what business is now permitted under the JCPOA, Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of the U.S. Treasury Department met in London with several top executives from European banks.

May 12, 2016

Audio Renewed Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

The United States and Russia, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, have renewed their commitment to the implementation of cessation of hostilities in Syria.

May 11, 2016

Audio Aleppo on Fire

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told the UN Security Council that after 7000 years, the very existence of the Syrian city of Aleppo is in doubt.

May 03, 2016

Audio Free Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand

The State Department calls on the Iranian government to release Mohammad Seddigh Kaboudvand and all other Iranian journalists and citizen journalists who are imprisoned.

May 01, 2016

Audio Intensified Effort Against ISIL

President Barack Obama approved additional support for Iraqi forces fighting ISIL

May 2016

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05/21/2016
In the run-up to World Press Freedom Day, one of the imprisoned journalists highlighted by the State Department was Iranian journalist Mohammad Seddig Kaboudvand.
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Video View From Washington: Free Mohammad Seddig Kaboudvand

In the run-up to World Press Freedom Day, one of the imprisoned journalists highlighted by the State Department was Iranian journalist Mohammad Seddig Kaboudvand.
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Video View From Washington: Intensified Effort Against ISIL

ISIL fighters are facing pay cuts, a shortage of manpower, and a scarcity of doctors. Now the U.S. is deploying 250 additional personnel to Syria, including Special Forces, to lend more assistance to local anti-ISIL combatants.
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Video View From Washington: True Normality in Iran

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski said that “True normality is only going to come if the Iranian government rights its relationship with its own people through respect for law, respect for human rights [and] respect for those international norms."
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Video View From Washington: Iran's Destabilizing Behavior

The U.S. has been encouraged by Iran’s adherence to its commitments under the nuclear deal. But “profound differences” with Iran remain: its support for terrorism, its assistance to the brutal Assad regime, it rights abuses against the Iranian people.