Iran

Graphic showing elements of ransomware attack (State Dept.)

U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
Illustration of oil barrels (State Dept.)

U.S. hits Russian-Iranian oil network with sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions show the consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and its terrorist activities.
People walking past car dealership window (© Franco Czerny/Getty Images)

Ultrarich of Tehran prompt backlash among Iranians

While income inequality continues to widen in Iran, the children of the wealthy ruling elites flaunt their lavish lifestyles on social media.
Missile fired into air (© Iranian Army/AP Images)

U.S. enforces ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on Iran

The U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy industry and banks will stop the regime from spreading destruction around the world, but let in food and medicine.

U.S. sanctions: What they do and don’t do

The returning U.S. sanctions will put pressure on the government of Iran, but humanitarian aid to the Iranian people will continue as it always has.
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The Iranian regime protects only itself [video]

The U.S. sanctions returning on November 5 target an Iranian government that uses its money to fund terror rather than support its people.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets plus rolled currency in one chamber (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran is ‘high risk,’ says global anti-money-laundering group

Iran may soon return to a blacklist of countries banned from engaging in the international finance system for failure to comply with anti-terrorism norms.
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What is causing Iran’s water crisis? [video]

Iranians are running out of water in cities, towns and farms all across the country due to badly managed water resource policies and government corruption.
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U.S. helps rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure [video]

The U.S. continues to help the people of Iraq as Iran plunders its neighbor's natural resources, causing disease, power outages and high unemployment.