Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC August 15, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that...
Sam Heller President Donald Trump’s decision last month to shutter America’s covert program to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad was likely inevitable, and in any case overdue. The program was premised on applying proxy...
Dr. John Eibner Reacts To State Department Position on ISIS
BY: Susan Crabtree Key lawmakers and human rights activists who have spent the last three years trying to help religious minorities the Islamic State killed in Iraq are gratified by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent recognition of the...
By Fabrice Balanche On July 19, The Washington Post reported that the CIA was ending its covert support for rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The program, which started four years ago, had backed forces affiliated with the...
Ted Galen Carpenter The Trump administration’s announcement that it was ending the CIA’s covert program of support for “moderate” Syrian rebel forces provides hope that U.S. officials may finally be learning from their policy failures. However, it must be kept...
By Gareth Porter Last week a Trump administration official decided to inform the news media that the CIA program to arm and train anti-Assad Syrian forces had been terminated. It was welcome news amid a deepening U.S. military commitment reflecting...
President Donald Trump has ordered the C.I.A. to end its covert arming and training of anti-government rebels in Syria, according to anonymous “officials” cited by the Washington Post. Since 2011, when President Barack Obama declared that Syria’s President Bashar...
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) Chairman John Eibner issued the following statement following the ground-breaking June 22 The American Conservative exposé "How America Armed Terrorists in Syria" written by Gellhorn Prize award winning investigative journalist...
The United States continues to praise so-called "moderate rebels" in Syria for their fight against the Islamic State, but, as One America's Pearson Sharp explains, many of these rebels support Jihadist beliefs and are committing daily atrocities against the...

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