Iran minister says US won't grant him visit for UN visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says he's been told he won't get a U.S. visa to travel to the United Nations later this week. Mohammed Javad Zarif told CBS “This Morning” o...

Pompeo to visit Ukraine as Senate weighs impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine this week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment. As the Senat...

Pompeo gets a new deputy amid speculation of a Senate run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a new deputy, assuring a degree of continuity at the helm of U.S. diplomacy should he resign for a potential Senate bid. The Sena...

US denounces Iran rights abuses, imposes sanctions on judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is imposing sanction s on additional senior Iranian officials for human rights abuses as the Trump administration increases “maximum pressure campaign” on the Tehra...

U.S., India hold strategic talks as domestic crises distract

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper were meeting with their Indian counterparts Wednesday for strategic and security talks as both countries deal with dom...

US envoy in Ukraine set to leave after impeachment testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine will be leaving his post at the beginning of next year after a term convulsed by the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, two officials s...

Congress takes aim at Syrian war crimes, Russian aggression

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to ratchet up pressure on Syria, Russia and China while making it more difficult for the Trump administration to reduce commitments to allies from Europe to Asia. ...

State Department: Bill noting Armenian genocide isn't policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday that recent congressional action to recognize the Armenian genocide does not reflect Trump administration policy. In a short state...

Iran hawks win a key concession from Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their...

Senate confirms State Dept official as ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has a new ambassador to Russia after the Senate voted Thursday to confirm the No. 2 official at the State Department to the post. Deputy Secretary...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign" against the Islamic Republi...

Russian foreign minister to meet with Pompeo in DC next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's foreign minister will visit Washington next week for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. officials said Friday. Pompeo will host Sergey Lavrov ...

US hits Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders with sanctions

United States, Sudan agree to upgrade diplomatic ties

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay. That’s according to two co...