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By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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US State Department declares Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan a Global Terrorist as leader of Philippines Islamic State, ISIS

On September 10, the U.S. government declared the leader of the Islamic State’s militant branch in the Philippines as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and placed him under U.S. sanctions. According to the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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State Department redefines anti-Semitism to include policy references to Nazis

 The U.S. State Department recently revised its definition of anti-Semitism to include “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.” The State Department has used a working definition More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 8th, 2019
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Mexico agrees to help Trump ‘get tough’ on immigration, NY Times says the deal is months old

Mexico had already promised to actions agreed to in Friday’s immigration deal with the US, stopping President Trump’s threat of tariffs. Now the New York Times published a story Saturday claiming that More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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US increases sanctions against Venezuela, blocks travel to key officials

U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams gave a briefing on Friday regarding the crisis in Venezuela. Abrams began by noting the veto at the UN Security Council by Russia and China, blocking a More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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US adds sanctions to Venezuela’s oil, Russia and China speak out against the move

National Security Adviser John Bolton said President Nicolás Maduro and his allies could “no longer loot the assets of the Venezuelan people” as part of the announcement of increased sanctions against More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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US State Department: Crime, civil unrest and armed conflict prompts warning for DR Congo

The US Department of State made two moves on Friday due to dangers in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Image/State department twitter page First, State Dept. officials advise against travel Eastern More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan added to State Department’s list of ‘World’s Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the State Department’s announcement that it had named 10 “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) for particularly severe religious More...

By Bobby Kachelries On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Questioned by Chris Wallace for Going Easy on Iran Sanctions

On Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on “Fox News Sunday.” During the segment, host Chris Wallace took on Pompeo over the Trump administration’s upcoming sanctions on Iran, beginning More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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President Trump closes Jerusalem Consulate, ‘no longer tolerate the Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda’

The Trump administration announced it will merge the Jerusalem Consulate, responsible for relations with the Palestinian Authority, into its newly relocated U.S. Embassy. The consulate in Jerusalem has functioned More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Saudis: Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation

The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Brunson free from Turkish prison

Along with thousands of Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is celebrating the release of imprisoned North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson from his two-year More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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State Department issues statement on Cuban democratic activist Tomas Nunez Magdariaga, his hunger strike

The United States is gravely concerned about the physical health of Cuban democratic activist Tomas Nunez Magdariaga, who has been on a hunger strike for more than 50 days in protest against his wrongful imprisonment. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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Mike Pompeo remarks on safety, security threats on personnel in Iraq by Iran

The President and I have no more important priority than the safety and security of American citizens, including our diplomatic, military and other officials serving abroad. Threats to our personnel and facilities More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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US imposes sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro and leadership

Today, the United States imposed sanctions on four current or former officials of the Government of Venezuela: First Lady and Former Attorney General Cilia Adela Flores de Maduro, Executive Vice President Delcy More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Heather Nauert gives State Department statement on religious freedom in Ukraine

photo by Guillaume Speurt from Vilnius, Lithuania via wikimedia commons The United States strongly supports religious freedom, including the freedom of members of groups to govern their religion according More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Mike Pompeo speaks out on FISA warrant declassification, sanctions on China

Mike Pompeo Video Screen Shot QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, welcome back to Meet the Press. SECRETARY POMPEO: Chuck, it’s great to be with you. It’s great to host you here. QUESTION: Yes, it’s very nice to be More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Transcript: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell questions Mike Pompeo on North Korea, Iran, Russia and Christine Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much. I know your time is very short going into these UN meetings, so thanks for seeing us today. SECRETARY POMPEO: You’re most welcome. It’s good More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Mike Pompeo confirms US crackdown coming on Iran, attacks John Kerry

Photo/ donkeyhotey QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you for joining us. SECRETARY POMPEO: Elise, it’s great to be with you. QUESTION: Let’s start with North Korea. You said yesterday you’re going to begin More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Full transcript: Mike Pompao speaking to Laura Ingraham on Fox News

Laura Ingaham QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thanks so much for joining us tonight. We really, really appreciate it. SECRETARY POMPEO: Laura, it’s great to be with you. QUESTION: Iran in the news. Brian Hook, your More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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State Department condemns Russia’s ‘sham’ Ukraine election

photo by Guillaume Speurt from Vilnius, Lithuania via wikimedia commons The United States condemns the announcement of a plan to conduct “elections” in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” More...


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