Iran

Rocky Sickmann standing in front of row of flagsvideo

Voices of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis [video]

Americans who were held hostage in Iran describe their ordeal of 1979 when the Iranian regime used them as bargaining chips.
Iranian woman at desk (State Dept.)video

Iranian women: Before and after Islamic Revolution [video]

Meet a few of the remarkable women who were thriving in Iran before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979.
Pompeo (right) seated in a chair talking to Condoleezza Rice (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
Smiling woman wrapping Iranian flag around her shoulders (© Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

Iranian Olympian has defected

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said her decision to leave Iran was difficult, but necessary.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing at lectern (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions target Iranian regime’s ‘brute squad’

The U.S. is hitting the Iranian regime's security forces with new sanctions. See how maximum pressure is stripping revenues that would support terrorism.
People in hard hats standing amid destroyed buildings and rubble (© Alejandro Pagni/AP Images)

Beyond the pale: Iranian regime’s pattern of depravity

The unprovoked aggression of Iran's leaders spans decades. Learn more about some of the most violent acts of an outlaw regime.
People crossing city crosswalk in front of cars (© Roy Essoyan/AP Images)

Iran: A thriving modern society before 1979 revolution [photo essay]

These photographs show how Iran was a thriving modern society before the 1979 revolution. They also attest to Iran's potential to become one again.
Top: Iranian women in business suits (© Historic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo). Bottom: Women wearing black headscarves (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Women in Iran: Before and after 1979 [infographic]

Iran was a very different place for women before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979. See in one image the stark difference.
Coffins being carried through crowds of mourners in Iran (© AP Images)

Masih Alinejad: When a crowd is not what it seems

A critic of Iran's regime says recent funeral processions hide the truth about Qassem Soleimani. See how many Iranians feel about the deceased general.