US Does Not Let Iranian Foreign Minister Visit Iranian Ambassador In NYC Hospital

By Humeyra Pamuk and Michelle Nichols, Reuters. -

United Nations - The United States rejected a request by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit Iran’s United Nations ambassador in a New York hospital where he is being treated [...]

Coup Master: Michael Kozak, New US Envoy For Latin America

By Telesur English. -

In par with its belligerent policy towards Latin America, United States President Donald Trump appointed Thursday Michael Kozak as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere [...]

Our Man In Riyadh

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Tom Dispatch. -

What does President Trump’s recent nomination of retired Army General John Abizaid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia signify? Next to nothing -- and arguably quite a [...]

US Doubles Down As Empire Declines

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

US empire is in decline. Reports of the end of the US being the unitary power in world affairs are common, as are predictions of the end of US empire. China surpassed the United States as the [...]

Who Is Behind The State Department’s Coup Plot In Venezuela?

By Misión Verdad, -

By Misión Verdad of Tele Sur - The Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR, is a think tank founded in 1921 with money from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is aimed at creating a group of experts to [...]

Trump’s Secretary Of State Gets $182 Million Golden Parachute

By Wires and David Martosko, -

By Wires and David Martosko For Dailymail - Rex Tillerson, the nominee of President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil through a $182 million retirement [...]

State Department’s Alternate Reality On Palestine

By Maureen Clare Murphy, -

By Maureen Clare Murphy for The Electronic Antifada - The Obama administration just handed Israel the largest military aid deal in US history. Now it is feigning outrage that Israel keeps [...]

The State Department’s Collective Madness

By Robert Parry, -

By Robert Parry for Consortium News - Some 51 State Department “diplomats” signed a memo distributed through the official “dissent channel,” seeking military strikes against the Syrian government [...]

State Department Takes Illegal Action To Support KXL Pipeline

By Lisa Song, -

A Canadian pipeline company's plan to bring more tar sands oil into the United States without waiting for a federal permit is drawing resistance from environmentalists who say it's skirting the [...]