Increasing the Counter-ISIL Momentum

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter attends a news conference at the French Defence Ministry in Paris, France, Jan. 20, 2016.

01/22/2016
Over the past few months, the counter-ISIL coalition and forces fighting on the ground in Syria and Iraq have dealt ISIL a series of defeats. More
January 2016
January 21, 2016

Audio Wins for Tough, Patient Diplomacy

Over the past several days, the decision to follow the course of patient, tough diplomacy with Iran bore fruit.

January 20, 2016

Audio A Deadly Day in Baghdad

Iraq suffered one of its deadliest days in recent memory, when at least fifty-one people lost their lives in a series of terrorist attacks in Baghdad and two other towns on January 11.

January 19, 2016

Audio ISIL Cannot be Allowed to Derail Libyan Reconcilation

In Libya, the four year political power struggle following the fall of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime split and destabilized the country.

January 15, 2016

Audio Progress Against ISIL

The Counter-ISIL Coalition and its allies on the ground in Syria and Iraq are making progress in rolling back ISIL.

January 13, 2016

Audio Obama's State of the Union 2016

In his final State of the Union Address President Barack Obama noted that this remains a “dangerous time."

January 08, 2016

Audio Christians Persecuted in Iran

It is welcome news that Iranian officials have released Christian Pastor Farshid Fathi. Unfortunately, his release does not appear to be the sign of a let-up of the persecution of Christians in Iran.

January 06, 2016

Audio Lowering of Tensions Needed in Mideast

The United States is urging a de-escalation of tensions in the Mideast in the wake of a heated diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

January 05, 2016

Audio Libya's New Political Agreement a Huge Step Forward

After more than a year of negotiations, representatives of Libya's two rival governments signed an agreement to form a national unity government.

January 03, 2016

A Step Closer to Political Resolution in Syria

On December 18th, the United Nations unanimously approved Resolution 2254, which is to serve as a roadmap toward peace in Syria.

January 01, 2016

Retaking Ramadi

"We congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces for their continued success against ISIL in Ramadi.

January 2016

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02/05/2016
It is welcome news that Iranian officials have released Christian Pastor Farshid Fathi. Unfortunately, Pastor Fathi’s release does not appear to be the sign of a let-up of the persecution of Christians in Iran.
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Video View From Washington: Christians Persecuted in Iran

It is welcome news that Iranian officials have released Christian Pastor Farshid Fathi. Unfortunately, Pastor Fathi’s release does not appear to be the sign of a let-up of the persecution of Christians in Iran.
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Video View From Washington: Wins for Tough, Patient Diplomacy

The decision to follow the course of patient, tough diplomacy with Iran bore fruit.
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Video View From Washington: Misery in Madaya

The U.S. believes the plight of the people in the Syrian town of Madaya shows why Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot be part of Syria’s future.
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Video View From Washington: Need to Lower Tensions in Mideast

The United States is urging a de-escalation of tensions in the Mideast in the wake of the heated diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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Video View From Washington: U.N. Voices Concern over Iran

In December, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution expressing serious concern over human rights violations in Iran.