Making Operations Difficult for Mujahidin Shura

By designating the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, the United States is taking a decisive step toward cutting off its funds. More
August 2014
August 27, 2014

Audio Defeating the Islamic State

Assad’s “barbarism against his own people created an enormous vacuum. That type of environment ... attracts people who are drawn into ISIL. So he’s part of the problem.”

August 23, 2014

Audio Three Goals of the Current U.S. Mission in Iraq

“ISIL poses a threat to all Iraqis and to the entire region."

August 22, 2014

Audio Syria's Chemical Weapons Neutralized

The United States has finished neutralizing the Syrian regime's declared chemical weapons aboard a vessel call the Cape Ray.

August 20, 2014

Audio Murder of U.S. Journalist by ISIL

The United States is appalled by the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

August 17, 2014

Audio Partnering With Morocco to Fight Terrorism

Agreement will strengthen regional counterterrorism capabilities in crisis management, border security, and terrorism investigations.

August 15, 2014

Audio Severe Violations of Religious Liberty in Iran

Nearly all non-Shia religious groups in Iran are subject to persecution -- from government-sanctioned discrimination in employment, education and housing, to arrest, imprisonment, and torture.

August 11, 2014

Audio Efforts to Protect Syria's Cultural Heritage

Conflict in Syria has led not only to devastating humanitarian crisis, but has also had a devastating impact on the country’s historical landmarks.

August 08, 2014

Audio President Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes in Iraq

“We intend to stay vigilant, and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad."

August 05, 2014

Audio More Humanitarian Aid for Syria

To help get life-saving assistance to the civilians who are victims of such barbarity, the United States is providing nearly $378 million in additional aid for those affected.

August 2014


Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America

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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 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.

Video View From Washington: Nuclear Negotiations To Continue

The negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran will now be extended for four months past the original target date of July 20, imposed by the parties under last November’s first-step nuclear accord, called the Joint Plan of Action.