Ceasefire Necessary Between Israel and Hamas

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power (C) addresses the U.N. Security Council at the U.N. headquarters in New York, July 18, 2014.

U.S. calls for immediate cessation of hostilities based on return to November 2012 cease-fire agreement. More
July 2014
July 21, 2014

Audio Removing a Crucial Weapon From Assad's Arsenal

On July 14th, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution allowing UN humanitarian aid convoys to pass directly into rebel-held areas without approval from the Syrian government.

July 16, 2014

Audio Sanctions Against A Hezbollah Front Company

The U.S. Treasury Department targeted a key Hezbollah procurement network: a Beirut-based network of companies called Stars Group Holding, with subsidiaries in China and the United Arab Emirates.

July 14, 2014

Audio Successes at the UN Human Rights Council

There were many notable outcomes at the recently concluded 26th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council or UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland.

July 08, 2014

Audio Mourning Murdered Youths

Tensions are high between Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of the vicious killing of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers and the brutal murder of a Palestinian teen who was kidnapped and killed after the bodies of the three Israeli teens were discovered.

July 06, 2014

Audio An Historic Choice Possible For Iran

Negotiations have always been about a choice for Iran’s leaders.

July 05, 2014

Audio More Aid For The Moderate Syrian Opposition

President Barack Obama has requested an additional $500 million from Congress to train and equip “appropriately vetted elements” of the moderate Syrian opposition.

July 2014


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As of February 2014, at least 40 Christians were detained, imprisoned or awaiting trial in Iran.

Video View From Washington: Christians at Risk in Iran

As of February 2014, at least 40 Christians were detained, imprisoned or awaiting trial in Iran.

Video View From Washington: A Round-up of Journalists

The imprisonment of Iranian culture and arts reporter Marzieh Rasouli follows a series of detentions in recent months of other Iranian journalists and bloggers.

Video View From Washington: Goals for Syria

President Obama’s request for an additional $500 million dollars for moderate Syrian opposition forces will strengthen their efforts against the brutal, Iranian-supported Assad regime, and stave off the inroads being made by terrorists.

Video View From Washington: A Bleak Human Rights Picture

It’s been more than a year since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in Iran, and despite his campaign promises, Iran’s human rights situation has not improved.

Video View From Washington: How Iran Could Help in Iraq

Iran should send the same message to Iraq as the United States is sending: Iraq must have an inclusive government that serves all Iraqis.