Media Under Fire in Turkey

Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanli, surrounded by his colleagues and plainclothes police officers (C), reacts as he leaves the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul December 14, 2014.

12/20/2014
On December 14th, a crackdown swept 13 cities across Turkey, as police detained at least 27 journalists, police officers, and others, including Ekrem Dumanli, the Editor-in-Chief of Zaman, one of the Turkey’s highest circulating newspapers. More
December 2014
December 17, 2014

Audio Negotiated Political Solution Needed For Syria

Syrians should not have to choose between a tyrant and terrorists, said Secretary of State John Kerry in a recent address in Washington.

December 15, 2014

Audio Building Common Ground in the Mideast

“If there’s any opportunity hidden in the Daesh challenge, it’s the chance to build the common ground needed to address…shared threats and to pursue shared interests.”

December 10, 2014

Audio Kerry On The Fight Against ISIL

In today’s world, regional threats, like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, if left unaddressed will become global threats, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

December 09, 2014

Audio Murder Of Luke Somers

The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of Luke Somers at the hands of Al-Qaida terrorists during a rescue operation conducted by U.S. forces in Yemen in partnership with the Yemeni government.

December 06, 2014

Audio Anti-ISIL Coalition's Strategy Is Working

The U.S.-led coalition’s strategy to degrade and defeat the terrorist group ISIL is working, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

December 02, 2014

Audio In Support Of Kurdish And Iraqi Forces

With the assistance of U.S. and partner-nation airstrikes, Iraqi security forces, including Kurdish forces, have curtailed the advance of ISIL in Iraq and have reclaimed some territory threatened or captured by the terrorist group.

December 01, 2014

Audio Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Extended

Talks will resume as early as December. The Joint Plan of Action, known as the JPOA, the first-step accord agreed to by the parties in November 2013, will remain in effect during the duration of the negotiations.

December 2014

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12/21/2014
A verifiable, negotiated resolution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program is the best way to close off all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon, said Secretary of State John Kerry: “If we succeed, the entire world would be a safer place.”
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Video View From Washington: The Possibility of a Safer World

A verifiable, negotiated resolution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program is the best way to close off all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon, said Secretary of State John Kerry: “If we succeed, the entire world would be a safer place.”
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Video View From Washington: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Extended

We have the time in the next weeks and months,” Secretary Kerry said, “to try and get this right…and keep open the road to a peaceful resolution.
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Video View From Washington: Women’s Rights Eroding in Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry has said that no country can thrive if its women and girls are discriminated against and undervalued ; unfortunately, according to a UN report, women’s rights in Iran are deteriorating.
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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.