Kerry urges ‘ambitious’ agreement at Paris climate talks

In his speech at COP21, Secretary Kerry explains the necessary steps to correct climate change and the U.S.'s commitment to help other countries.
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U.S. suspended Venezuela flights to protect passengers

Conditions in Venezuela threaten air safety, so the U.S. has suspended commercial passenger and cargo flights between that country and the U.S.
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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan bank following arrest of Guaidó aide

The United States responds to former President Nicolás Maduro's illegal arrest of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
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New U.S. sanctions seek to block Iranian regime’s weapons programs

Iran's regime defies international agreements even as its neighbors advance peace deals. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter the regime's malign behavior.
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At U.N., Pompeo reaffirms support for Venezuelan people [video]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke before the United Nations Security Council in support of the people of Venezuela and their hope for a better future.
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U.S. drops sanctions after company cuts support to Maduro regime

The Trump administration provides sanctions relief after an oil tanker company stops supporting Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and his cronies.
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U.S. continues to support the people of Venezuela [video]

As the crisis caused by Nicolás Maduro deepens, the U.S. stands firm in its support of the people of Venezuela. See the U.S. pledge in this video.
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U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s national development bank [video]

The U.S. has sanctioned BANDES, Venezuela's national development bank, following the unlawful detention of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
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European nations take action against Iran’s regime

In the months since the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran, more European nations are taking action against the full range of Iranian threats.