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U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will lead a United States delegation to Seoul and Tokyo, June 18 to 20, to convey the Administration’s Iran policy, including with regard to the re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. The … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo

Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State issued the following statement today: We condemn the Iranian government’s execution of Mohammad Salas, a member of the long-persecuted Iranian Gonabadi Sufi Dervish community.  According to reports, Mr. Salas was hanged this morning at Rajai Shahr Prison, the notorious jail recently designated by the Department of Treasury in connection … Continue reading Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish

President Donald Trump Amends U.S. Virgin Islands Declaration

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including direct federal assistance, to the Territory for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, … Continue reading President Donald Trump Amends U.S. Virgin Islands Declaration

In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies _ and a key witness

WASHINGTON/December 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — More smoke but no smoking gun. Michael Flynn’s guilty plea Friday added a new layer of lies to the far-reaching investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, and put heightened scrutiny on the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But Flynn’s admission, and all of the criminal cases thus far, … Continue reading In Flynn, Mueller unearths more lies _ and a key witness

Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON/December 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News)(Keywords: Flynn pleads, cooperating, Trump-Russia probe) — Michael Flynn, the retired general who campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s behalf and said members of the president’s inner circle … Continue reading Flynn pleads guilty, is cooperating in Trump-Russia probe

AP sources: Trump considers replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

WASHINGTON/December 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — After months of clashes on policy and personality, President Donald Trump is considering ousting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with hard-nosed CIA Director Mike Pompeo following less than a year on the job, senior U.S. officials said as turmoil within Trump’s national security team burst into the … Continue reading AP sources: Trump considers replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

Trump stands with Japan, denounces North Korean aggression

November 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump ratcheted up the pressure on North Korea Monday, refusing to rule out eventual military action and declaring that the United States “will not stand” for Pyongyang menacing America or its Asian allies. Trump, on the first stop of his lengthy Asia trip, denounced North Korea as “a threat … Continue reading Trump stands with Japan, denounces North Korean aggression

Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger

WASHINGTON/October 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, saying an investigation would eventually offer clarity about a tragedy that has morphed … Continue reading Pentagon faces demands for details on deadly attack in Niger