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State Department Release Official History Of CIA Orchestrated Iranian Coup By
The State Department today released a long-awaited “retrospective” volume of declassified U.S. government documents on the 1953 coup in Iran, including records describing planning and implementation of the covert operation.  The...
Five Years Later, US Admits It Lied About DEA Role In Deadly Honduran Shooting By
A Justice and State Department review reveals that top Drug Enforcement Administration officials lied repeatedly to Justice and to Congress about deadly shootings in Honduras in May 2012—including an incident off the Mosquito Coast in which a boat was fired on, killing...
As US Airstrikes Claim More Civilian Lives, Trump Admin Accuses Syria Of Mass Executions By
The Trump administration is accusing the Syrian government carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the dead bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital. The State Department says about 50 detainees a day are being hanged at Saydnaya (Said-nay-ah)...
US Approves $2 Billion Missile Sale To United Arab Emirates By
The Pentagon has issued a statement today confirming that the US State Department has signed off on a $2 billion sale of US-made Patriot missiles to the United Arab Emirates, adding to the tiny Gulf nation’s ever-growing military arsenal. The sale includes 65 PAC-3 interceptors...
US To Require Visa Applicants To Provide Social Media History By
In line with the so-called “extreme vetting” urged by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Department of State is proposing tougher scrutiny of visa applicants’ private affairs, including questioning applicants about their social media accounts. The stepped-up measures,...
State Dept. Sued Over Refusal To Release Records On George Soros Foundation By
WASHINGTON, D.C.– For much of this year, prominent Macedonian politicians and journalists have been publicly speaking out against organizations linked to controversial billionaire George Soros, accusing the organizations of fomenting regime change and undermining...
Despite Iran’s Compliance, State Dept Attempts To Undermine Nuclear Deal By
While the US State Department was obliged to admit that Iran remains in full compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal in a report to Congress, they are clearly not happy about that fact, and with President Trump openly looking to “renegotiate” the deal, Secretary of State...
Donald Trump Slashes Funding For World’s Most Vulnerable Mothers And Newborns By
President Donald Trump’s State Department announced late Monday that it was cutting off millions of dollars in funding for a United Nations family planning agency that offers reproductive and maternal health services worldwide, serving tens of thousands of women. Rights...
Trump Administration Announces Sweeping New Sanctions On Chinese, North Korean, And Iranian Entities By
The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China. The State Department said Friday that the entities and people contribute to activity that “only serves to escalate regional conflicts further and...
Trump Sends Hate Group To Represent US At UN Women’s Rights Conference By
Since President Donald Trump’s November election, hate incidents nationwide have increased—and now he’s chosen a leader from one group that has itself espoused violence to represent the U.S. on the international stage. Earlier this week, the State Department...