Human Rights in Iran Show no Improvement

Kerry Human Rights. (June 25, 2015.)

06/30/2015
Iran remains a country with severe human rights problems, including harsh restrictions on civil liberties and an alarming number of executions occurring after legal proceedings that flout due process and international legal norms. More
June 2015
June 22, 2015

Audio U.S. Concerned Over Shaikh Ali Salman

​The United States is deeply concerned by the June 16 conviction and sentencing by a Bahraini court of Shaikh Ali Salman, the Secretary General of the Al-Wifaq opposition political society.

June 21, 2015

Audio ISIL Destroying World Heritage

ISIL has been engaged in the destruction and theft of some of the world’s most important heritage sites and antiquities, dating back thousands of years.

June 14, 2015

Audio Staying the Course Against ISIL

The fight against ISIL will be long, but if the coalition remains united, determined, and focused, it will ultimately succeed.

June 13, 2015

Audio Deep Concern Over Saudi Blogger

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of human rights activist and internet blogger Raif Badawi.

June 12, 2015

Audio More Training and Equipment to Counter ISIL

In Iraq, the U.S.-led Global Coalition to Counter-ISIL has seen significant successes in pushing the brutal extremist group out of regions it had occupied.

June 11, 2015

Audio Stopping Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Stopping the recruitment of foreign terrorist fighters is a key concern for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

June 05, 2015

Audio Jeh Johnson at U.N. Counter Terrorism Committee

The U.S. and its allies are making progress in the fight against foreign terrorist fighters, but more needs to be done.

June 2015

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

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Yet around the world religious minorities, including Christian, Shia, Sunni, Yezidi, Ahmedi and Baha’i communities, face discrimination and violence at the hands of State and non-State actors.
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Video View From Washington: Implementing a Blueprint for Religious Freedom

Yet around the world religious minorities, including Christian, Shia, Sunni, Yezidi, Ahmedi and Baha’i communities, face discrimination and violence at the hands of State and non-State actors.
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Video View From Washington: Another Civil Society Activist Sentenced in Iran

Artist Atena Faraghdani has been sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison on security related charges for drawings and other content critical of the government which she posted on Facebook.
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Video View From Washington: Nuclear Negotiations Approach Deadline

Although there are some important issues that still need to be worked through by the parties, President Barack Obama reiterated his commitment to diplomacy with Iran.
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Video View From Washington: A Terrible Toll in Syria

“One of the terrible results of the conflict in Syria is the enormous toll taken on journalists who have attempted to tell the world the truth about what is happening there.”
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Video View From Washington: A Successful Summit

President Barack Obama recently hosted a summit at Camp David for leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council member states. He reaffirmed the U.S.’s “iron-clad commitment to the security of our Gulf partners.”