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U.S. State Dept blacklists two Iranian officials

The U.S. State Department blacklisted two Iranian government interrogators, accusing them of torture and other human rights violations, in what appeared to be the first such action against Tehran under the Biden administration. …

U.S. urges Armenian army not to intervene in politics

The United States urged the Armenia army not to intervene in domestic politics after its military tried to stage a coup by calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said …

U.S. officially rejoins Paris climate accord

The United States officially rejoined the landmark international accord to limit global warming known as the Paris Agreement on Friday. Hours after he was sworn-in on January 20, President Joe Biden signed an executive …

U.S. calls on parties in Georgia to show restraint

The U.S. Department of State has responded to current political turmoil in Georgia in regards to the possible arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia and the recent resignation of Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and called on political parties …

U.S. State Dept says policy on S-400 unchanged

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to speak with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in the coming days, State Department spokesman Ned Price said while reiterating that American policy opposing …

U.S. says it had no role in attempted coup in Turkey

The U.S. Department of State has rejected high-ranking Turkish officials' accusations of Washington's involvement in the coup attempt in 2016 and believes that such statements contradict the allied relations between the two …

Blinken: Extending New START Treaty makes world safer

The United States has extended a key nuclear arms control treaty with Russia for five years, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. "Extending the New START Treaty makes the United States, U.S. allies and partners, and …

U.S. mulls returning to Open Skies Treaty

The new U.S. administration is looking into the possibility of returning to the Open Skies Treaty, but believes that Russia is not fully compliant with the agreement, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price said. …

Blinken confirmed as secretary of State

Antony Blinken was confirmed as secretary of State on Tuesday, taking the reins of U.S. foreign policy amid major global challenges and following years of turmoil at the State Department. Blinken won bipartisan approval in the Senate, …