Soldiers clearing a room (U.S. Army/Sergeant 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger)

U.S., African and allied partners train to battle terrorism

The 2019 Flintlock counterterrorism exercise, sponsored by the U.S., is taking place in Burkina Faso with partner countries from Africa and elsewhere.
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The effect of maximum pressure by U.S. on Iran’s regime [video]

U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran's regime of billions of dollars that would otherwise have been used to fund wars and sow terror in the region.
Lloyd Austin (center) and man in uniform walking on red carpet past row of other people in uniform holding musical instruments (© Manish Swarup/AP Images)

Defense Secretary Austin: U.S.-India partnership ‘remains resilient and strong’

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Indian leaders to strengthen the U.S.-India partnership and advance security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and Michael R. Pompeo at lecterns (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

U.S. deepens ties with allies in the Gulf

Strategic dialogues with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar built on the United States' existing relationship with Gulf partners.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)video

U.S. will end exemptions to sanctions on Iranian oil importers [video]

The United States will no longer grant any exemptions to sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil. Current exemptions will end on May 2.
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Afghanistan faces historic opportunity for peace

The U.S. peace agreement with the Taliban in February cleared the way for current talks in Afghanistan toward a lasting peace in the country.
Mike Pompeo talking with other people sitting on couches (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo in Brussels to coordinate with allies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with key NATO and European allies in Brussels on May 13 to discuss shared security concerns about Iran.
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U.S. brings home wrongfully detained Americans

U.S. Navy veteran Michael White has returned home after nearly two years wrongfully detained in Iran. Learn more about recently released U.S. citizens.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern, flanked by two others (© Mike Segar/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. moves to ‘snap back’ U.N. sanctions on Iranian regime

The U.S. is exercising its authority to reimpose U.N. sanctions on the Iranian regime and calling for support in addressing the regime's behavior.