Operations to rid Iraq and Syria of ISIS remnants are well underway.
The U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS is leading stabilization efforts that consolidate military gains, restore basic essential services, and enable Syrians to voluntarily and safely return to their homes.
The United States is determined to take a comprehensive approach to the Iranian regime because of the wide-ranging nature of Iran’s malign activities.
Syrian authorities consistently denied having any knowledge of those detained or those who were last seen in their custody.
The Department of State has designated Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, also known as Qassim al-Muamen, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224
Regarding chemical weapons, Assistant Secretary Poblete pointed out that the Assad regime has “brazenly violated the international norm” prohibiting their use.
As promised, President Donald Trump has re-imposed a series of U.S. nuclear-related sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the nuclear deal.
The Vice President expressed concern over growing religious intolerance in many countries around the world, including countries in Europe.
Many believers of different faiths have suffered grievously at the hands of ISIS, including Muslims, Christians, Druze, and others, said Vice President Mike Pence at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said, “Iran has been one of the worst countries in the world on religious persecution.
In 2012, a group of some 3,000 volunteers from all walks of life formed the Syria Civil Defense, better known as the White Helmets.
To identify terrorists or suspicious persons hiding among international travelers, the United States uses Passenger Name Records to search out those who may pose a threat and should be prioritized for additional screening.