State Department

Sanctions Loopholes Still Permit Iranian Nuke Research at Military Site

Battle has been raging inside Trump admin for months over status of sanctions waivers for Iran

Pressure is mounting on the State Department to nix a series of sanctions waivers that have permitted Iran to continue some its most contested nuclear weapons research, including at a secretive military bunker known to have housed the Islamic Republic's bomb program, according to multiple U.S. officials working on the matter.

U.S. Offers $10 Million Bounty on Hezbollah Operatives

Members of HezbollahThe Trump administration announced on Monday that, in a global first, it is offering up to $10 million in rewards for information leading to the disruption and arrest of terrorist operatives working for Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant group based in Lebanon.

State Department Still Says Golan Heights Belongs to Syria

Update: State says policies are being updated consistent with Trump's declaration

Israeli army Merkava tanks take part in a military drill in the Golan HeightsThe State Department’s official foreign policy manual continues to list the Golan Heights area as being owned by Syria, despite President Donald Trump’s recent declaration affirming Israel’s right to the territory, which sits along its northern border and has been the source of multiple terrorist attacks.

China Infiltrating U.S. Education System in Propaganda Coup

Report: From kindergarten to college, Chinese government programs indoctrinate youth

Chinese language teacher Fu Yongsheng at the Confucius Institute at the University of LagosThe Chinese government has infiltrated nearly every sector of the U.S. education system via a package of programs and monetary schemes that seek to indoctrinate American children and bring the Communist government's propaganda into the classroom, according to a new report by a Senate investigatory body.

State Department Failed to Mobilize Against Irish Effort to Boycott Israel

U.S. diplomats failed to mobilize against effort, stoking frustration on Hill, with pro-Israel insiders

Boycott IsraelThe State Department is facing accusations that it failed to mobilize to stop the Irish government from pushing through with a major new effort to boycott and isolate Israel, according to sources familiar with the matter who told the Washington Free Beacon this lack of action has created friction with some on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. pro-Israel community.