State Department News
How many nuclear weapons does the U.S. have?
In an interview with Reuters Thursday, President Donald Trump said that while it would be preferable for there to be no nuclear weapons in the world “but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack." Trump, who made similar assertions in December, told Reuters
AP Exclusive: Analysts downplay threat from 7 nations in ban
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm have found insufficient evidence that citizens of the seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States
AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations
Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm have found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States
Official: Mexico rejected US plan on 3rd-country deportees
The Mexican interior secretary says his government made clear to visiting U.S. emissaries that Mexico will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances
State Department news briefings to resume in early March
The State Department says it will resume regular news briefings early next month after facing criticism for not holding one since President Donald Trump's inauguration
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stays silent as State Dept. set to resume 'regular' briefings
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been maintaining his silence during his first weeks on the job, as has the department he heads. But some of that veil of silence will be lifting early next month. The daily State Department briefing -- a fixture at Foggy Bottom since the Eisenhower
Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official
Israel denies work visa to regional director of Human Rights Watch, accuses group of 'Palestinian propaganda'
President Trump reiterates call for US nuclear supremacy
President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call to expand the country's nuclear weapons cache so that the U.S. is the "top of the pack," according to an interview with Reuters. Trump's comments echoed statements he offered in December when he tweeted about "expand[ing] " the nation's "nuclear
Homeland Security chief John Kelly: There will be 'no mass deportations'
Just hours after President Donald Trump described his new deportation policies as “a military operation,” Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly criticized the media for using that term and insisted there will be no "mass deportations." Kelly, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is in