International Security

Shinzo Abe shaking hands with Donald Trump (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Abe at White House

When President Trump recently met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, the two leaders were boosting ties that support global stability.
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.
Man walking past oil refinery equipment (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

U.S.: ‘No exceptions’ for Iranian oil importers

The U.S. announces it is ending all waivers to countries purchasing Iranian crude oil and ensures a steady transition to other oil suppliers.
Details about reward offer and contact information flanking globe with dollar sign (State Dept.)

Up to $10 million for information on Hizballah

The Lebanese-based terrorist organization Hizballah commits acts of terror around the world. The U.S. is offering rewards to disrupt its finances.
Close-up of several Iranian flags (© Morteza Nikoubazl /Reuters)

More countries join U.S. efforts to curb Iran’s terrorist campaign

Here's what countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia have done to thwart the Iranian regime's global campaign of terror.
Gate topped with barbed wire, open slightly to barren concrete-covered space (State Dept.)video

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.
South Korean and U.S. flags spread out among a large gathering of people (© Ahn Young-joon/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-South Korean relations

The U.S. led the U.N. coalition that stopped North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950 and helps defend it today while working on denuclearization.
Lines of soldiers marching (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

U.S.: Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ is a terrorist organization

By designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the U.S. now has more tools to counter Iran's global campaign of terrorism.
Conference room with NATO seal on floor (State Dept.)video

Secretary Pompeo marks NATO’s historic role as force for peace [video]

Since NATO's founding, its role has been to serve as a force for peace, Secretary Pompeo says at an observance of the alliance's 70th anniversary.