Department of State

Kerry: Iran Nuclear Deal Implementation ‘Days Away’
 

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the country has made significant progress toward implementing the nuclear deal with Iran, saying Iran has “literally shipped out its capacity currently to build a nuclear weapon.”

Kerry Blasts Senate on Nominations Hold Up
 

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the Senate’s inability to bring a vote to the floor to fill a number of vacant diplomatic positions is hurting the nation’s efforts against the Islamic State.

WH Casts Doubt on North Korean H-Bomb Claims
 

Obama Orders Review of K-1 Visa Program
 

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., “begs questions” about the K-1 visa program that allowed shooter Tashfeen Malik to enter the United States. Earnest said the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security would review the program to determine if changes need to be made.

Watch Live: House Judiciary Hearing on Syrian Refugee Crisis
 

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security holds a hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis and the U.S. admission program for refugees. Officials from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security are expected to testify.

Coverage begins at 9 a.m.

Speier Recalls Jonestown Massacre, 37 Years Later

Rep. Jackie Speier knows exactly how it feels to be left for dead.

On Nov. 18, 1978, she was shot five times on a remote airstrip in Guyana, South America. Her boss, Rep. Leo J. Ryan and four others lay dead nearby, killed by gunfire as they tried to escape Jonestown, the commune built by cult leader Jim Jones.

State Department Defends Syrian Refugee Program