Iran

People standing by aircraft wreckage (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iranian official celebrates attack on passenger airplane

An Iranian lawmaker is congratulating the Iranian military for downing a passenger airplane and killing 176 people, mostly Canadians and Iranians.
People wearing protective clothing carrying body wrapped in white cloth (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iranian academics blame regime for COVID-19 ‘disaster’

Iranian academics say the regime allowed COVID-19 to become a "national disaster." Learn about the regime failures that allowed the disease to spread.
Two women walking in front of closed shops in Iran (© Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Iran’s regime refuses virus aid, slighting its people

Iran's regime blames outsiders for medical shortages despite offers of aid. Learn more about the regime's disinformation during the coronavirus outbreak.
Airplane in the sky (© Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua/Getty Images)

Amid COVID-19, Iranian regime continued flights to China

Flights from China to Iran continued even as coronavirus spread. See how Iran's regime prioritized its partnership with China over its people's safety.
Photo illustration depicting China, Venezuela and Iran (All images © AP Images)

The U.S. stands for human rights

The U.S. State Department's human rights reports call out the worst violators. See how regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela continue to harm their people.
A police officer and pedestrians wearing masks on a street (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran faulted for regime’s coronavirus response

Iran's regime is downplaying the nation's coronavirus outbreak. See how the regime's botched response is allowing the disease to spread.
Pompeo speaking to a crowd, with his image on a screen behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Growing respect for Israel strengthens the Middle East

Nations in the Middle East are increasingly accepting Israel's place in the region, Secretary Pompeo says. Learn about the values the U.S. and Israel share.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets, with rolled currency in one pocket in place of a bullet (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran’s regime a threat to international financial system, group says

An international watchdog calls Iran's regime "high-risk" for terrorist financing. See how Iran's leaders flout international norms.
Diptych: left, missiles on ship deck; right, inflatable boat pursuing wooden boat at sea (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman)

Seized missiles show Iran’s regime flouting U.N. resolutions

The United States seized Iranian-made missiles headed to Yemen. See how Iran's regime continues to fuel conflict despite its people's demands for change.