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  • State Department: No ‘secret document’ on Iran

    July 19, 2016 | 12:34 pm

    The U.S. State Department denied that a “secret document” in the Iran nuclear deal will enable the Islamic Republic to develop nuclear weapons in just over 10 years.

    Responding to a report Monday by The Associated Press describing such a document, State Department spokesman Mark...

  • U.S. to eye ‘other’ options if North Korea continues nuclear activity

    April 26, 2016 | 1:21 pm

    The U.S. State Department urged North Korea on Tuesday to refrain from actions that destabilize the region and said it would consider "other" options if Pyongyang continued its nuclear and ballistic missile testing.

    State Department spokesman Mark Toner made the comment at a...

  • State Dept. denies Israeli TV report of Kerry plans to restart talks

    February 8, 2016 | 12:08 pm

    The U.S. State Department spokesman denied an Israeli television report that Secretary of State John Kerry had any plans to visit Israel in the near term to restart peace talks with the Palestinians.

    “No plans by ‪@JohnKerry to travel soon to Israel,” John Kirby said Saturday on ...

  • U.S. says weighs sanctions against Iran for ballistic missile test

    January 5, 2016 | 12:24 pm

    The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it was in discussions with other U.S. agencies on imposing sanctions against Iran for an Oct. 10 ballistic missile tests by Tehran that violated U.N. Security Council resolutions.

    "We are fully prepared to use sanctions with respect to...

  • US State Department issues travel warning for Israel

    December 17, 2015 | 8:44 am

    The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

    The warning, which replaces one issued in February, was issued Wednesday due to what the State Department called “heightened tensions and security risks.”

    The warning notes a “rise in...

  • U.S. decries ‘loss of innocent life, Israeli or Palestinian’

    October 13, 2015 | 10:59 am

    The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

    Three Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured in a rash of attacks on Tuesday. Two of the assailants were killed during the attacks, and a...

  • Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest

    August 21, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids.

    While the department is now stamping a...

  • Iran, Syria central in U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue

    October 24, 2013 | 10:22 am

    U.S. and Israeli officials addressed the potential for an Iranian nuclear weapon as well as turmoil in Syria in their periodic strategic dialogue.

    “Both sides reiterated their determination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,” said a U.S. State Department statement...

  • State terrorism report praises Israel, counts settler attacks as terror

    August 1, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The U.S. State Department’s annual report on terrorism said Hamas and Hezbollah continued to destabilize the Middle East, described Israel as a “resolute” partner in counterterrorism and listed as “terrorist incidents” extremist settler attacks on Palestinians.

    “Both Hamas and...

  • Muslim Brotherhood offered assurances on treaty, State Dept. says

    January 6, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    The Muslim Brotherhood assured the United States it would not break Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, according to the U.S. State Department.

    A State Department spokesperson said Thursday that the Islamist political party had offered assurances it would not break Egypt’s 1979 accord...

  • Quartet urges return to direct talks

    December 15, 2011 | 10:27 am

    The Mideast Quartet once again urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to peace talks without preconditions.

    A U.S. State Department statement issued Wednesday said envoys of the entities comprising the Quartet—- the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United...