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Emails reveal an ugly American abroad out to bring down conservatives
Topic - Edward R. Royce
A 15-year-old Nigerian girl will appear on Capitol Hill Wednesday to tell lawmakers the harrowing story of how she survived when three armed men belonging to the shadowy Islamist group Boko Haram murdered her father and brother in front of her at point-blank range.
North Korea forces women to undergo abortions and young mothers to drown their newborn babies, and has starved and executed hundreds of thousands of detainees at secret prison camps — atrocities that the chairman of a U.N. panel that documented the abuses compares to those of Nazi Germany.
The chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is accusing Treasury Secretary Jack Lew of "severely" threatening U.S. national security by suspending "nearly all" of the staff that tracks the enforcement of sanctions against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program.
A key House panel pushed through legislation Wednesday calling on the Obama administration to significantly broaden U.S. sanctions on Iran, just as the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency released a report saying the Islamic republic's nuclear program had made measurable advances.
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is faulting a flawed bureaucratic system for the State Department's failure to blame top U.S. officials for ignoring pleas for more security before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
Saying "I don't think anybody lied to anybody," Secretary of State John F. Kerry promised Wednesday to appoint a special liaison to dispel Republican lawmakers' lingering suspicions over the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
Rep. Edward R. Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said the Karzai government "was a case study in how not to win international support."
"It is time for a more aggressive response to this al Qaeda-affiliated group, which threatens U.S. interests too," Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward R. Royce, California Republican, said in a statement Tuesday. "It is clear that more needs to be done."