Iran

Mike Pompeo and others in auditorium at the Bundeshaus (Ron Przysucha/State Dept.)

Pompeo visits Switzerland, honors U.S.-Swiss ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Switzerland recognizes not only U.S.-Swiss trade ties, but also the countries' people-to-people connections.
Audience watching man on giant screen (© Hussein Malla/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions hurt Iran’s proxy terror groups

The U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" on Iran has starved its regional proxies of the funds they need to operate on behalf of the regime.
Illustration of oil pumpjack (State Dept.)

Surging U.S. oil and gas output bolsters Iran sanctions

As sanctions increase pressure on Iran to change its malign behavior, increased U.S. oil and gas output helps ensure global markets are supplied.
Lit candles and a person's hands clasped in prayer (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

Iran’s ‘systematic targeting’ of religious minorities

A new report says Iran has heightened its persecution of religious minorities, including Muslim minorities that don't agree with its Shiite regime.
Russian square (© Shutterstock)

Secretary Pompeo: ‘Frank discussions’ in Russia

Secretary Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on May 14 to discuss a wide range of topics.
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.
Mike Pompeo walking with other men on a tarmac at night (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo warns Iran is violating Iraqi sovereignty

The United States will continue supporting Iraq's leadership to help ensure that Iraq remains a sovereign, independent nation, Secretary Pompeo says.
Man standing in metal factory (© Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest U.S. sanctions target Iran’s metal sectors

The latest round of U.S. sanctions against Iran means that the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Iran’s top two exports: oil and now metals.

U.S. pressure campaign on Iran after 1 year [infographic]

It has been a year since the U.S. ended participation in the flawed Iran nuclear deal and embarked on a pressure campaign on Iran. See the impact.