Iran

Pompeo quote on Iran's crackdown on religious minorities, photo of woman lighting candles (© Ebrahim Norooz/AP Images)

Persecution of the faithful in Iran

The State Department shines a spotlight on the Iranian regime's deadly suppression of religious freedom among its citizens.
Tanker ship on fire in ocean (© ISNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian regime’s aggression raises shipping costs

The U.S. condemns the Iranian government's attempt to harass a British vessel near the Strait of Hormuz. Learn what this aggression also means for trade.
Waving flag of Iran behind barbed wire fence (3D illustration © Novikov Aleksey/Shutterstock)

Iran increases persecution of writers, lawyers

Writers and journalists increasingly face arbitrary arrests and long prison sentences in Iran's revolutionary courts. What is the regime afraid of?

World condemns Iran for boosting uranium enrichment

Nations are calling on Iran to stop advancing its nuclear program after the regime stepped up its enrichment of uranium and stockpiling of nuclear fuel.
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Iranian regime threatens world with nuclear program [video]

Find out how the Iranian regime is threatening international peace and security with its ongoing nuclear program.
Nuclear facility (© Hamid Foroutan/ISNA/AP Images)

Iranian regime’s latest nuclear extortion

In a break with its commitment to the international community, Iran exceeds its uranium stockpile limit, using its nuclear program for extortion.
Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei at microphonevideo

Learn the truth about Iranian disinformation [video]

Learn the truth surrounding the Iranian regime's latest disinformation campaign. The United States is setting the record straight.
Monks lined up in formation in front of temple (© Sakchai Lalit/AP Images)

Protecting religious freedom: A U.S. priority

Religious freedom is a fundamental right and a U.S. priority. The State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report monitors abuses.
Mike Pompeo and others in auditorium at the Bundeshaus (Ron Przysucha/State Dept.)

Pompeo visits Switzerland, honors U.S.-Swiss ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Switzerland recognizes not only U.S.-Swiss trade ties, but also the countries' people-to-people connections.