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.
In an effort to help hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS, the United States is working to clear explosive hazards.
Mahvash Sabet, a leader of Iran’s Baha’i community, has been released from prison after serving an outrageous 10-year term because of the peaceful practice of her religion.
In late September, the government of Gaza, Hamas, announced its agreement to dissolve its governing body and allow the Palestinian Authority to assume its full responsibilities there.
“Ultimately,” said Secretary Tillerson, “we each have a sovereign responsibility to ensure that we keep the world safe from nuclear warfare, the aftermath of which will transgress all borders.”
The progress against ISIS in Iraq and Syria is significant, said Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk.
President Donald Trump issued new travel restrictions on nationals of North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, while continuing to restrict the travel of citizens from five of the six countries included in Executive Order 13780.
President Trump said, "we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil and terror.”
"Across the globe, democratic nations and peoples are under threat," said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a speech to the Community of Democracies.
Special Presidential Envoy for the Coalition Brett McGurk called the “historic cooperation” between the Iraqi Security Forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga “essential” to the recent victories against ISIS, also known as DAESH.
The process of stabilizing Syria cannot be achieved through military and security actions alone.
Recently the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2373, which extends the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, for another year.
The U.S. and Kuwait have agreed to a number of initiatives that will deepen the ties between the two nations through a process known as the Strategic Dialogue.
The United States joins the United Nations Security Council in strongly condemning what the Security Council called “the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” that took place on September 11, 2017 on an Egyptian security in northern Sinai.
The United Nations reports that despite reduced violence in some areas of Syria, unspeakable crimes against civilians have continued, including the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people by the Assad regime.
On August 27, a revolutionary court in Tehran sentenced Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of an Iranian spiritual movement, to death. He was charged with founding a religious cult and “spreading corruption on earth.”
The United States has long been committed to promoting peace and security in Lebanon and has invested more than 60 million dollars in assistance to safely clear unexploded munitions.
Imprisonment for peaceful political activity, religious belief, or for defending a fellow citizen’s rights is a horror and a travesty.
“They were coming by the thousands and it’s down at least by 90 percent, and we are not finding ISIS fighters being able to leave Syria.”
The governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the recent announcement by the Libya National Army, or LNA, that it will investigate reports of unlawful killings in Benghazi.
ISIS has lost about 78 percent of the territory it once held in Iraq. Now, its false Syrian caliphate, Raqqa, is being liberated.
At the release of the State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decried the lack of religious liberty in many parts of the world.