Condemnation of ISIL's Sexual and Physical Violence Against Women

An internally displaced Yazidi who fled from an Iraqi town after advances by Islamic militants takes shelter at a school in Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

11/24/2014
"The scope of violations and abuses perpetrated in Iraq and Syria by the militant group ISIL is staggering, and “many of their acts may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity." More
November 2014
November 21, 2014

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack on Israeli Synagogue

President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack on an Israeli synagogue in which five innocent people, including three U.S. citizens -- Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine, and Mosheh Twersky – were killed.

November 17, 2014

Audio Prominent Syrian Dissident Detained

The United States is deeply concerned by the reported arrest by Syrian authorities of prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein.

November 04, 2014

Audio U.S. Condemns Executions in Anbar

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, militants have killed hundreds of members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province.

Audio Lew Meets with Egypt's Financial Minister

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recently met with Egypt’s Finance Minister Hany Dimian in Cairo, Egypt; and discussed the steps Egypt has taken in advancing its economic reforms.

November 2014

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Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, presented a report to members of the General Assembly, noting that human rights conditions in Iran are poor and continue to deteriorate.
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Video View From Washington: Human Rights Conditions Worsening in Iran

Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, presented a report to members of the General Assembly, noting that human rights conditions in Iran are poor and continue to deteriorate.
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Video View From Washington: No Coordination With Iran on ISIL

The United States is not coordinating with Iran in efforts to defeat ISIL. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said Iran’s backing of unregulated militias in Iraq and elsewhere in the region has significantly contributed to the sectarian conflict.
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Video View From Washington: An Avenue Open to Iran

President Obama said the P5+1 has presented Iran’s leaders with a framework that would allow them to meet their peaceful energy needs.
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Video View From Washington: The Depravity of Daesh

Images of beheadings and mass murder have shown the world the consummate brutality of ISIL; equally intolerable are the atrocities ISIL commits -- and celebrates -- against innocent women and girls.
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Video View from Washington: Prospect for Success in Nuclear Negotiations

If Iran takes convincing and verifiable steps to show that its nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful, said Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, Iran’s international isolation can end and the potential benefits to the world would be “extraordinary.”