International Security

Pompeo at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: The world is awakening to Iran’s thuggish behavior

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says European leaders' blaming Iran for attacking Saudi Arabia shows the world waking up to the Iranian regime's aggression.
Photo of uniformed man standing next to damaged oil refinery structures, with leaders' quote superimposed (© Amr Nabil/AP Images, State Dept.)

European powers blame Iran for attack on Saudi oil fields

European powers are blaming Iran's regime for a recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil fields and joining calls for the regime to curb its aggression.
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Iranian regime threatens world with nuclear program [video]

Find out how the Iranian regime is threatening international peace and security with its ongoing nuclear program. They have other choices.
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Partnership or extortion? U.S. vs. Iranian models for the Middle East

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells the U.N. Security Council how the U.S. works with other countries to pursue Middle East peace while Iran uses violence.
Iran's president raided from National Development Fund (Source: Treasury Dept.)

U.S. sanctions Iran’s central bank for terror ties [infographic]

The U.S. is increasing sanctions on Iran's regime for shifting money slated for the country's economic development to terrorism.
Fishers throwing nets from small boats (© CW Pix/Shutterstock)

What is the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy?

Secretary Pompeo visits the Indo-Pacific region to meet with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and local allies.
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Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

There have been many attempts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
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The Warsaw Process: New solutions to old problems

A multilateral initiative co-led by the U.S. and Poland is bringing together 80 countries to advance global strategic priorities in the Middle East.
Illustration of someone cutting puppet strings connected to globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Sovereignty: What it means and what it doesn’t

When President Trump speaks of sovereignty, he means something very specific that lies at the heart of America's democracy.