Iran

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Shareable graphics on Iran’s instability

Download these shareable graphics from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about factors spurring instability in Iran.
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Pompeo: ‘Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights’

The United States' departure from the United Nations Human Rights Council follows a year of failure by the council to make the needed reforms.
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Iran draws international condemnation for execution of Sufi

Iranian authorities hanged Mohammad Salas after forcing his confession under torture and without granting him a fair trial, in violation of Iran’s international human rights obligations.
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Foreign companies pull back from business with Iran

The renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran are prompting foreign companies to halt transactions with Iran. They don't want to lose U.S. business.
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U.S. applauds Canadian lawmakers’ rebuke of Iran over terrorism  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges nations to follow the example of Canadian lawmakers who strongly condemned Iran for sponsoring terrorism worldwide.
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U.S. warns allies on business ties to Iran

A U.S. Treasury Department official warns that allies and U.S. companies will face risks if they keep doing business with Iran and helping fund its "destructive practices."
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Iran nuclear deal didn’t stop Iran’s aggression

During the time the Iran nuclear deal has been in effect, the Iranian government has forcefully continued the behavior the deal was supposed to prevent.
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Finding creative ways to protest

See how Iranians and other activists in the world challenge their governments' illegal actions using civil, nonviolent methods.
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In the U.S., people power dismantled political machines

A century ago, corrupt political machines that made their leaders rich thrived in U.S. cities. But people came together to reform the system.