A Coalition Of Countries Against ISIL Taking Shape

President Obama, ISIL strategy speech. (September 2014)

President Barack Obama’s strategy to defeat the barbarous terror group known as the Islamic State, or ISIL, calls for a broad U.S.-led coalition of countries giving support to Iraqi security forces and the moderate Syrian opposition. More
September 2014
September 15, 2014

Audio More Humanitarian Aid for Iraqis

The provision of aid to displaced Iraqi civilians is a major pillar in a comprehensive strategy to fight the terrorist organization ISIL, said U.S. President Barack Obama.

September 13, 2014

Audio In Syria, Civilians Are Targets

“We call on the Syrian regime and their patrons to immediately stop the indiscriminate shelling of Jobar and countless other towns across Syria."

September 11, 2014

Audio A Campaign to Eradicate ISIL

President Barack Obama has laid out his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the terrorist group ISIL.

September 10, 2014

Audio An Appeal Over Americans Held or Missing in Iran

The United States is appealing to the Iranian government to release three U.S. citizens detained by authorities in Iran and for help in finding a fourth who went missing.

September 09, 2014

Audio Degrading the Threat of ISIL

The international community is rapidly forming a task force that will immediately begin working to stop ISIL and roll back its gains.

September 05, 2014

Audio U.S. Condemns Actions of Houthis

The United States joins the United Nations Security Council and the international community in strongly condemning the actions taken by rebel group in Yemen.

September 04, 2014

Audio Building a Coalition to Defeat ISIL

"What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda is a global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools to support military force."

September 03, 2014

Audio U.S. Condemns Beheading Of Second American

The United States condemns in the strongest terms possible the brutal and barbaric beheading by ISIL of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.

September 01, 2014

Audio Violence In Libya Must Cease

Five countries called on all parties in Libya, including the government and all militias, to accept an immediate ceasefire, engage constructively in the democratic process, and to stop all activities that risk undermining it.

September 2014


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High-level negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Iran’s disputed nuclear program are scheduled to begin again later this month in New York ahead of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Video High-Level Nuclear Discussions to Resume

High-level negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Iran’s disputed nuclear program are scheduled to begin again later this month in New York ahead of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

Video View From Washington: Defeating the Islamic State

U.S. officials point to the role of Iran’s ally Bashar al-Assad in the rise of the Islamic State, or ISIL.

Video View From Washington: Police, Protests and Transparency

State Department Deputy Spokesperson said the United States will put its record for confronting its problems honestly and transparently against any other nation in the world.

Video Severe Violations of Religious Freedom in Iran

The U.S. State Department has once again designated Iran a country of particular concern, noting that nearly all non-Shia religious communities in Iran, as well as some dissident Shia Iranians, are subject to persecution, ranging from discrimination and harassment to arrest, torture and execution.

Video View From Washington: Iran Fails to Fight Human Trafficking

The U.S. State Department lists Iran as a source, transition and destination for men, women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, and one where the government fails to comply with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.