State Department

BOOM: Elliott Abrams Named Iranian Envoy on Anniversary of Hiroshima Blast

State Department attempts 'Full Neoconservatism' for first time in history

Elliott Abrams, an experienced pro-freedom diplomat and future Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year contender, will take over as U.S. special envoy to Iran following the resignation of Brian Hook on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the successful nuclear strike on the enemy port of Hiroshima.

Fired State Department IG Sent Confidential Info to His Personal Email Accounts

Steve LinickThe State Department inspector general whose recent dismissal ignited a political firestorm sent multiple copies of a sensitive ongoing investigation to his personal email account, according to a copy of an investigation into his conduct conducted by the inspector general of the Department of Defense, which was recently provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Trump Admin Says Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China

Decision comes amid Communist Party crackdown on protesters

The Trump administration on Wednesday officially designated Hong Kong as no longer autonomous from China, escalating tensions between the United States and Beijing as it violently cracks down on protesters in the city.

U.S. Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak and said it would take the extraordinary step of barring entry to the United States of foreign nationals who have traveled to China.