U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a news conference with Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at a U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rabat, Morocco, April 4, 2014.
Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt was shot to death in Homs on April 7.
As the Special Rapporteur’s March 13 report indicates, while there has been some welcome change in rhetoric from the Iranian government, there has been no significant improvement in Iran’s overall human rights situation.
The United States and Saudi Arabia have been strong partners for over eighty years.
The removal of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile had reached a half-way point: to date, many tons of chemicals have been removed, including Syria’s entire stockpile of sulfur mustard gas.
The United States is deeply troubled by the mass death sentence handed down to hundreds of Egyptians after a two-day trial, and the decision by the Egyptian government to try almost a thousand more people in similar proceedings on charges that include murder.