State Department Announces New Visa Restrictions

 Jamal Khashoggi’s death in 2018 in Istanbul ushers in new scrutiny. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released a statement about the unclassified documents submitted to Congress on…

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Border Agents Release Migrants into the U.S.

Border is not open, Secretary Blinken says. In a reversal of the policies of recent years, migrant families who have crossed into the U.S. illegally are being released,…

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Secretary of State Voices Concerns over Hong Kong

Secretary Blinken says President Trump was right in approach. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently criticized China for acting “egregiously” amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, adding the…

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Secretary of State Blinken Discusses Iran

Administration wants “longer and stronger” deal with Iran. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned that Iran could be a “matter of weeks” away from having enough fissile material…

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U.S. and Japan Strengthen Alliance

State and Defense Departments support president’s stance. The president’s administration recently agreed to strengthen the bilateral alliance with Japan as a counterbalance to actions by the People’s Republic…

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Weapons Sales to Middle East on Hold

Decision includes weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. President Joe Biden placed a temporary hold on the sale of U.S. weapons to several countries in the Middle East that…

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State Department Secretary Pledges Updated Approach

Reaffirms commitments to nation’s allies. Following his confirmation by the Senate, Secretary of State Antony Blinken began his role as the top diplomat of the United States. At…

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Senate Confirms Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

He served as deputy secretary of state under President Obama. Antony Blinken was confirmed 78-22 by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to serve as the nation’s Secretary of…

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