Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK and the U.S. on Yemen and the Region

Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States on Yemen and the Region MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 24, 2019   The text of the following statement on Yemen was released by the Governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and ...
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On Iran’s Escalating Series of Threatening Actions and Statements

The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against U.S. interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive U.S. response. Our restraint to this point should not be mistaken by Iran for a lack of resolve.   Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary ...
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First Anniversary of President Trump’s New Iran Strategy

America is not countering Iran alone. Since our withdrawal from the deal, our allies and partners have stepped up to counter Iranian aggression with us. We have acted with countries from nearly every continent to disrupt Iran’s illicit oil shipping operations. The European Union passed new sanctions against Iranian entities in response to two foiled ...
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Secretary Pompeo Tightens Nuclear Restrictions on Iran

The Trump administration continues to hold the Iranian regime accountable for activities that threaten the region’s stability and harm the Iranian people. This includes denying Iran any pathway to a nuclear weapon. As part of the administration’s unprecedented maximum pressure campaign to address the full range of Iran’s destructive activities, Secretary Pompeo has today tightened ...
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Unconscionable Reports of Secret Executions of Minors in Iran

The Department of State is appalled by the Iranian regime’s secret execution of two 17-year old males, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, as reported by Amnesty International. According to this report, Iran has resumed its execution of minors, while attempting to keep this inhumane practice hidden from the world.
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The Iranian Regime’s Crackdown on Women Activists

The United States strongly condemns the Iranian regime’s growing crackdown on women advocating for their human rights. We call on the Iranian authorities to end their harassment and imprisonment of women who are simply expressing their conscience and demanding basic rights. Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 30, 2019   The United ...
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Advancing the U.S. Maximum Pressure Campaign On Iran

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 22, 2019   The United States is not granting any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. Maximum pressure means maximum pressure. Secretary Pompeo announced his decision not to grant any Significant Reduction Exceptions to existing importers of Iranian oil. As the Secretary has ...
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U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

For the past 40 years, the United States has maintained the Iranian Embassy in Washington, anticipating the day the U.S. and Iran will resume diplomatic ties. But the violent regime in Tehran has prevented the resumption of ties. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State (biography) shares this message ...
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A Look at the U.S. Strategy for Iran

Iran’s malign behavior in the region is a direct and significant threat to the United States’ economic and strategic interests and to the American people, and risks triggering a wider conflict The White House National Security Council February 13, 2019 The core objective of President Trump’s Iran Strategy is the systemic change in the Islamic ...
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Sanctions Announcement on Iran

The United States today sanctioned an international network by which the Iranian regime and Russia are providing millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, and for onward transfer to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and ...
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Helping Iranians ‘take back their basic human rights’

With a November 4 deadline approaching, after which a full slate of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime will return, U.S. officials met with members of the Iranian diaspora to highlight the plight of 800 prisoners of conscience held by the Iranian government and other human rights abuses by the regime against its own people. ...
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A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Obama’s London trip / Boston Marathon / British Defense Procurement Minister visits U.S. / Kansas /  State Dept travel   President Obama’s London Trip 19 April 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom   As part of the President’s upcoming travel to the United Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Obama for a private lunch hosted by ...
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US Official: Iran Nuclear Deal Going Forward

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser said Tuesday that despite the best efforts of opponents to “demonize” the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. is moving forward with the agreement.  “We are going to implement the deal,” Colin Kahl told VOA’s Persian service.  “If Iran complies with its side of the bargain, we will ...
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U.S. Officials Outline Policy, Posture in Middle East

By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activity   (This article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website ) Defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization and preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon are the top two issues that must be addressed in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the undersecretary of ...
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