On his recent visit to Iraq, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on his country’s military victories over ISIS, including the liberation of Mosul last July, and the recent liberations of Hawija and Tal Afar.
On October 21, a revolutionary court sentenced Ahmadreza Djalali to death on charges of espionage, after what Amnesty International called “a grossly unfair trial.”
On October 20th, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced that the city of Raqqa has been fully liberated from ISIS occupation.
During meetings with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Secretary Tillerson discussed the United States' new policy "to counter Iran’s malign behaviors in the region.
The recent liberation of Raqqa by Syrian Democratic Forces aided by the U.S.-led defeat-ISIS Coalition, is a watershed moment in the fight against the terror group that had claimed invincibility.
President Donald Trump not only highlighted his concerns with the JCPOA; he stressed the necessity of countering Iran’s support for terrorism and its destabilizing activity in the Middle East.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is getting desperate, said chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White at a recent news conference.
After completing a review of U.S. policy toward Iran, President Donald Trump announced on October 13 that he “cannot and will not make this certification.”
U.S. senior counterterrorism officials briefed reporters recently on the dangerous activities of the terrorist group Hezbollah, both worldwide and in the United States.
In a recent briefing, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales announced rewards for two senior Hezbollah leaders under the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program.
On October 4th, the Iraqi Security Forces supported by the U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, liberated the town of Hawija and over 150 surrounding villages from ISIS.
The United States will continue its long tradition of welcoming and caring for refugees.