The mission of a new panel created to advise the State Department on the definition of human rights and its role in American diplomacy may stand in conflict with what some of its members have said in the past.
By Ali Rogin
The commission is part of the Trump administration's review the role of human rights in American foreign policy and is expected to elevate concerns about religious freedom and abortion.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially as the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the United States.
By Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
After tensions with Iran nearly resulted in U.S. airstrikes last week, President Trump has fired a different type of weapon, levying new economic sanctions specifically targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader. At the same time, top U.S. officials pursued diplomatic…
By Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
Iran is warning that its forces wouldn't hesitate to act again and shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones that violate Iranian airspace.
A day after President Trump said he had called off a planned airstrike against Iran shortly before it was due to occur, governments of both countries were preoccupied with the conflict, which represents the closest Iran and the United States…
Heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran have risen further, after Iran shot down a U.S. drone. President Trump called the incident a “very big mistake” but later appeared to downplay it. The Iranian military warned that an enemy in…
Although tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high, officials from both countries insist they don't want a military confrontation. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will resist sanctions but not wage war, while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
On a visit to U.S. Central Command in Florida just before the defense establishment was jolted by the sudden departure of the acting Pentagon chief, Pompeo said he is confident the American military is acting to confront any challenge.
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