Terrorism

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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.
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New U.S. sanctions seek to block Iranian regime’s weapons programs

Iran's regime defies international agreements even as its neighbors advance peace deals. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter the regime's malign behavior.
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Iran nuclear deal fueled regime’s violence

Iran's regime continued to fund proxy wars, despite the 2015 nuclear deal's call for peace. Learn why the U.S. has turned to sanctions to deter aggression.
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A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Commemorations in New York, northern Virginia and Pennsylvania honor the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S.
American flag showing gift of cows from Maasai people to U.S. after 9/11 (© Matt Flynn/9/11 Memorial Museum/Gift of Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah and the Maasai People of Kenya)

Why September 12 matters so much

Countries around the world showed kindness to the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
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U.S. curbs Iranian regime’s weapons ambitions

The U.S. is seeking to limit the Iranian regime's ability to spread violence, sanctioning its weapons programs and seizing arms headed to fighters.
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Regimes target the faithful in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela

Authoritarian rulers in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are suppressing religious freedom. Learn more about these regimes' attacks on religion.
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Maduro welcomes terrorist groups to Venezuela, says report

According to a recent U.S. Department of State report on terrorism, Nicolás Maduro actively encourages and welcomes terrorist groups to come to Venezuela.
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Pompeo: U.S. ‘undaunted in our pursuit of bringing terrorists to justice’

The United States released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, which look at U.S. and international efforts to combat terrorist threats.