Syria

Illustration of oil barrels (State Dept.)

U.S. hits Russian-Iranian oil network with sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions show the consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and its terrorist activities.
Young solders marching (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Iranian group that recruits child soldiers

A foundation of Iranian businesses funnels money to a paramilitary group that trains child soldiers to fight in Syria and elsewhere.
Protesters chanting and raising their arms (© Iranian Labor News Agency/AP Images)

Iran’s outlaw behavior is a threat to the world [shareable graphics]

The malign behavior of the Iranian regime victimizes the people of Iran and countries throughout the world where it supports war and terrorism.
Aerial view of mausoleum in Historic Cairo (State Dept./ECA Cultural Heritage Center)

Helping communities preserve their heritage

The U.S. helps to repair and preserve sites that are important to communities around the world, including locations in Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Sri Lanka.
Airplanes on tarmac, with one taking off (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

This Iranian airline spreads violence and terror

Mahan Air has transported weapons and fighters to support the Iranian government's proxy wars in the Middle East. The nuclear deal didn't change their behavior one bit.
The logo of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (© Yves Herman/Reuters)

Inspectors find evidence of chlorine in Syrian attack 

An international chemical weapons inspection team found chlorine and explosive residues inside the Douma, Syria, apartment building where dozens died in an April attack.
Man lying back with oxygen mask on his face (© Mohammad Al Shami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Chlorine likely used in February incident in Syria

International inspectors say chlorine was likely used against a rebel-held Syrian town in February, injuring 11. Still to come: their findings on the April attack on Douma that killed dozens.
Group of students standing behind robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. hosts Syrian robotics team

Living in a refugee camp didn't hold back these five promising teenagers from building a robot and qualifying for a world-renowned robotics competition.
Three small children huddling in a bed with a blue blanket (© Hamza al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemning Syria’s chemical weapons use [video]

Leaders from the U.S., Britain and France spoke out against Syria for using chemical weapons in an attack in early April. Watch this video to learn about chemical weapons and why they're illegal.