Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo: U.S. is committed to a hemisphere of freedom

The secretary of state emphasized that multilateral relationships in the Americas will bring democratic change to countries oppressed by authoritarianism.
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Voices of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis [video]

Americans who were held hostage in Iran describe their ordeal of 1979 when the Iranian regime used them as bargaining chips.
Man in suit is lifted in air by crowd (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Leaders condemn Maduro’s attack on democracy [photo gallery]

After former President Maduro's failed attempts to prevent democracy in Venezuela, international leadership came out in droves to condemn his actions.
Woman giving presentation to people seated around table (© AmCham Denmark)

Helping refugees in Copenhagen

When Syrian and African refugees arrived in Denmark, the U.S. Embassy partnered with local nongovernmental organizations to find Danish mentors for them.
Pompeo (right) seated in a chair talking to Condoleezza Rice (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
Smiling woman wrapping Iranian flag around her shoulders (© Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

Iranian Olympian has defected

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said her decision to leave Iran was difficult, but necessary.
A patient lying down at the end of a row of empty beds (© Andrea Hernandez/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Mental health in Maduro’s Venezuela

Medicine shortages inside Venezuela and a lack of mental health support for refugees outside of the country are killing Venezuelans.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing at lectern (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions target Iranian regime’s ‘brute squad’

The U.S. is hitting the Iranian regime's security forces with new sanctions. See how maximum pressure is stripping revenues that would support terrorism.
People in hard hats standing amid destroyed buildings and rubble (© Alejandro Pagni/AP Images)

Beyond the pale: Iranian regime’s pattern of depravity

The unprovoked aggression of Iran's leaders spans decades. Learn more about some of the most violent acts of an outlaw regime.