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United States Department of State: Executive department of the U.S. federal government
The United States Department of State (DOS), or simply the State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the country's foreign policy and relations. Equivalent to the ministry of foreign affairs of other nations, its primary duties are advising the U.S. president on international relations, administering diplomatic missions, negotiating international treaties and agreements, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations. The department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building, a few blocks from the White House, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C.; "Foggy Bottom" is thus sometimes used as a metonym.

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Ebrahim Raisi Helicopter Crash: U.S denies Involvement In The Death Of The Iranian President [Video]

Ebrahim Raisi Helicopter Crash: U.S denies Involvement In The Death Of The Iranian President

In a surprising turn of events, the United States disclosed that Iran sought its assistance following the helicopter crash that tragically killed President Ebrahim Raisi over the weekend. While..

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi perished in a helicopter crash in Jolfa, attributed to dense fog and harsh weather conditions. Despite international efforts, including assistance from the European..

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U.S Warns India For 'Business With Iran': Why Chabahar Port Deal Provoking Super Powers? | OneIndia [Video]

U.S Warns India For 'Business With Iran': Why Chabahar Port Deal Provoking Super Powers? | OneIndia

The United States has cautioned any country engaging in business dealings with Iran about the potential risks of sanctions, following reports of Iran and India signing a deal concerning the Chabahar..

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US Issues Global Warning on Sanction Risks If Nations Ink Business Deals with Tehran| Oneindia News [Video]

US Issues Global Warning on Sanction Risks If Nations Ink Business Deals with Tehran| Oneindia News

US State Department warns businesses of potential sanctions risks regarding deals with Iran following Iran's engagement with Pakistan. Recent US sanctions target entities aiding Pakistan's ballistic..

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US Vetoes Resolution , to Grant Palestine , Full UN Membership. On April 18, the United States vetoed a United Nations resolution that would have allowed Palestine to become a full United Nations..

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