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.
August third marks the anniversary of the assault by ISIS terrorists on the Yezidi community in northern Iraq, during which they sought to destroy this people and their culture.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a message for the people of Iran: “The United States hears you; the United States supports you; the United States is with you.”
One year ago on July 10, the city of Mosul was liberated from ISIS by Iraqi Security Forces.
Once again, Iran is ranked with some of the worst places in the world in terms of the fight against human trafficking – the buying and selling of men, women and children in the labor and commercial sex markets.
The United States is set to apply maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran to induce Iran’s leaders to change their destabilizing policies.
The U.S. recognizes the desperate needs of the persecuted religious and ethnic communities of the Middle East and is sending immediate help.
Every year, the United States Department of State issues its annual Trafficking in Persons, or TIP, Report, which evaluates the anti-trafficking efforts of 187 countries and territories, including the United States.