Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Aug. 20): "Let’s be clear that ISIL speaks for no religion. No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. As the President said, when people harm Americans anywhere, we will do what’s necessary to see that justice is done." Full Text»
This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, DC, to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity, and community engagement. More»
Aug. 19: The State Department has designated Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), Abu Mohammed al-Adnani and Said Arif as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224.
Secretary Kerry (Aug. 20): "He was brave and bold, and no masked coward can ever steal the legacy of this courageous American who lived out the meaning of the word journalism." Full Text» Statement by President Obama»
Aug. 19: The Governments of the Republic of Colombia and the United States of America reaffirmed their strategic partnership during a meeting of the Security Cooperation Coordinating Group (SCCG). More»