Iran

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Who are Sufi Muslims? And why is the Iranian government persecuting...

Muslims who practice Sufism — also known as dervishes — are often targeted by the Iranian government for arbitrary arrests and routinely harassed, along with Iran’s other religious minorities.
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U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Trump: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps ‘brutalizes’ Iranian people

Iran's brutal security force oppresses Iranian citizens who are fighting for their rights and freedoms. The United States stands with the people of Iran who are protesting their government at home.
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Iranian people suffer as government spends on terrorism [infographic]

People of Iran are telling their government they need better economic opportunities and more responsive governance. That's not the government's focus.
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Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression draws ire

A new U.N. human rights report identifies continuing efforts by Iran's government to silence its own people and curb press freedom.
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Persian New Year celebrations spring up across the U.S.

Each spring, Iranian Americans and others organize Nowruz festivals and events in the U.S. to welcome the New Year and pay tribute to their cultural heritage.
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These Iranians were persecuted for their religious beliefs

The government of Iran denies its people human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, and systematically arrests and executes Christians, Baha'is, Sunni Muslims and other religious minorities for practicing their faith.
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White House visit underscores strong U.S.-Israel ties

President Trump welcomed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House to discuss peace plans, the U.S. Embassy and Iran.
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America supports the people of Iran

See what American leaders are saying about recent protests in Iran.