Iran

Persian leopard at night (© Frans Lantinh, National Geographic Creative)

Why jail wildlife experts?

A Canadian-Iranian dual national — arrested by Iranian authorities for his environmental work and contact with foreigners — died during interrogation.
Mike Pompeo talking at lectern in front of crowd (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo affirms strong U.S.-Israel ties

Israel's democracy and prosperity set a model for U.S. hopes for the entire Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
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Helping Iranians ‘take back their basic human rights’ [video]

Senior U.S. officials spoke to Iranian Americans about the Iranian government's human rights abuses at a discussion during the U.N. General Assembly.

In Iran, these basic freedoms are crimes [infographic]

You might be surprised that some commonplace activities that many people take for granted around the world are deemed illegal in Iran.
Woman with raised hand standing in smoky area (State Dept.)video

The injustice of life in Iran [video]

See how the Iranian regime routinely and brutally suppresses dissent among its citizens through arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and execution.
Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Pompeo urges all nations to hold Iran regime accountable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo citied a litany of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere in pressing all nations to hold Iran accountable.
View of large hall as Donald Trump addresses the U.N. General Assembly (© Richard Drew/AP Images)Donald Trump speaking before the United Nations General Assembly (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

Trump to world leaders: Stop Iran from sowing chaos

At the U.N., President Trump urged world leaders to stand with the U.S. to block Iran’s actions in the Middle East and voiced optimism about North Korea.
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Hostages as bargaining chips: An Iranian tradition

Iran holds around a dozen dual and foreign citizens in prison on fake "national security" and "espionage" charges. It's been that way since 1979.
Nasrin Sotoudeh wearing headscarf (© Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)

Political prisoners singled out for abuse in Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh is among the more than 800 political prisoners unlawfully arrested by Iran's security forces. Learn their stories.