Tag Archives: State Department

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...
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...
State Department Lobbied to Keep Russian Ambassador’s Cause of Death Secret By
NEW YORK – Less than a month ago, the United Nations was jolted by the news that the Russian ambassador to the U.N., Vitaly Churkin, had died suddenly while at work in the Russian Mission to the U.N. Though the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to elaborate...
Newly Declassified CIA Report Exposes Over 25 Years Of U.S. Plans To Destabilize Syria By
SYRIA — While the nearly seven-year-long sectarian “civil war” in Syria is widely believed to have started in 2011, revelations in recent years have shown that the sectarian war that has sunk Syria into chaos actually precedes the “official” start of the conflict....
Trump Purges State Department, CIA May Be Next By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Today, four State Department senior leaders resigned from their positions. The senior State Department leaders were reportedly asked to leave via letter in what is believed to be an effort to “clean house” at the department. While...
US: War Crimes Investigation Over Afghan Torture ‘Inappropriate’ By
The US State Department has issued a statement criticizing the International Criminal Court (ICC) for yesterday‘s report indicating that an ongoing preliminary probe had found considerable evidence of US war crimes in Afghanistan, centering on torture of detainees by...
US Approves $1 Billion In Weapons Sales To Saudi Regime By
  The US State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armoured recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15bn, to Saudi Arabia, defence chiefs said on Tuesday. The approval notice came on the same day a Saudi-led...
White House: Payment To Iran Unrelated To Prisoner Release, Not Ransom By
The White House has been forced to come out today and publicly deny reports that they paid a $400 million “ransom” to the Iranian government for the release of five American prisoners, as part of a prisoner swap in January, noting that the payment was coincidental and...
U.S. State Department: Don’t Hurt ISIS By
The U.S. State Department does not want the government of Syria to defeat or weaken ISIS, at least not if doing so means any sort of gain for the Syrian government. Watching a recent video of a State Department spokesperson speaking on that subject might confuse some U.S....