Driving ISIL Out of Tikrit

Smoke rises from buildings in central Tikrit, Iraq, during clashes between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State group extremists in the city, north of Baghdad, March 26, 2015.

At one point, the violent extremist group ISIL, also known as DAESH, controlled about one third of the territory of Iraq, and much the same in Syria. More
March 2015
March 28, 2015

Audio Planning for Stabilization Efforts in Iraq

John Allen, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, spoke recently about how Iraqi areas which are becoming liberated from ISIL can be stabilized, restored and rebuilt.

March 26, 2015

President Renews Commitment Concerning Detained Citizens

President Barack Obama invoked the spirit of the ancient spring festival of Nowruz to reiterate his commitment to bringing home three Americans who have been imprisoned in Iran, and one who disappeared from Iran’s Kish Island.

March 20, 2015

Audio Prosperous Egypt Good for Regional Stability

In an effort to make Egypt more attractive to investors, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi launched significant reforms to kick-start the economy and improve the business climate.

Audio Obama on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has become the cornerstone of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, reinforcing international peace and security.

Audio Nowruz 2015

​The ancient spring festival of Nowruz is currently being celebrated by millions around the world, including Iranians, Kurds, Afghans, Azeris, Americans, and the peoples of Central Asia.

March 18, 2015

Audio Criminal Destruction Of Historic Sites By ISIL

ISIL has extended its destruction of Iraq's historical treasures to the ancient archeological site of Nimrud.

March 17, 2015

Audio Four Years Of Savagery In Syria

The conflict in Syria began four years ago this week (March 15). It began after the torture of children by the Assad regime and the torture and savagery have not stopped.

March 15, 2015

Audio Twenty Seven Years Since the Halabja Atrocity

Saddam Hussein murdered by poison gas of thousands of civilians in the Kurdish-Iraqi town of Halabja.

March 13, 2015

Audio Condemning Syria's Use of Chlorine as a Weapon

Chlorine gas was "systematically and repeatedly" used as a weapon in Syria.

March 10, 2015

Audio Doing Business In Algeria

The United States is committed to supporting Algeria’s economic diversification.

Audio Global Partnership To Fight Violent Extremism

Violent extremism represents one of the most serious challenges to the global community today.

March 05, 2015

Audio Assad's Brutality is Daesh's Best Recruiting Tool

The Syrian Network for Human Rights estimates that the Assad regime has used barrel bombs more than 5,000 times.

March 01, 2015

Audio Release Iranian Green Movement Leaders

U.S. joins the international community in condemning their continued detention and the harassment of their family members.

March 2015


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

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In his Nowruz greeting directed at the Iranian people and leaders, President Barack Obama said this year, “We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries.”

Video Nowruz 2015

In his Nowruz greeting directed at the Iranian people and leaders, President Barack Obama said this year, “We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries.”

Video View From Washington: Reward Raised for Information on Robert Levinson

Former FBI Agent Robert Levinson disappeared from Iran’s Kish Island more than eight years ago. The FBI has raised the reward for information leading to his safe return from one million to up to $5 million.

Video View From Washington: U.S. Concerns Involving Iran

Among U.S. concerns is Iran’s continuing and stalwart support of the murderous Assad regime in Syria.

Video View From Washington: Release Green Movement Leaders

The United States again called on Iran to release opposition leaders Mehdi Karroubi, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Zahra Rahnavard, who remain under house arrest without trial.

Video View From Washington: U.S. Not at War with Islam

The story terrorists don’t want the world to know, said President Barack Obama, is Muslims succeeding and thriving in America.