The Trump administration on Thursday accused Iran of escalating illegal weapons transfers to rogue militias across the Middle East and South Asia over the past year in violation of United Nations arms embargoes.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not reviewed recordings pertaining to the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday night.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is overseeing one of the most diverse State Departments in history, according to senior administration officials and internal statistics that show the administration has placed a priority on hiring a range of diverse voices for key positions.
The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is willing to pay up to $15 million for information leading to the capture of two senior al Qaeda leaders organizing terrorist operations across the Middle East.
The families of American citizens and dual nationals with strong Western ties held for years in Iran joined forces and met for the first time last week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting to press international diplomats for their release.
The State Department on Thursday formally cleared Obama and Trump administration officials from any wrongdoing in the lead-up and response to the still-unexplained sonic attacks in Cuba that harmed the health of at least 25 U.S. personnel, although it cited some problems with security staffing vacancies and communications “challenges.”