Iran

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U.S. moves to ‘snap back’ U.N. sanctions on Iranian regime

The U.S. is exercising its authority to reimpose U.N. sanctions on the Iranian regime and calling for support in addressing the regime's behavior.
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Iran’s neighbors support extending arms embargo

Iran's neighbors are raising concerns that allowing an arms embargo on the Iranian regime to expire would threaten security in the Middle East.
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The consequences of ending the arms embargo against Iran [video]

The United Nations arms embargo on Iran expires in October. Learn about the possible consequences for the region and the world if it is not extended.
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Iran’s regime targets critics’ relatives to silence dissent

Iran's regime jails relatives of activists to silence critics living abroad. Learn more about the regime's pattern of punishing families.
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Iran’s regime continues persecution of human rights defenders

Iran's regime continues to arrest human rights lawyers for defending basic freedoms. Find out how the regime targets those who would oppose its repression.
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Authoritarian regimes’ unclear laws make anyone a suspect

The U.S. Constitution requires laws to be specific to prevent arbitrary enforcement. See how some other governments use vague laws to target their citizens.
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Why the U.N. must extend the Iran arms embargo [video]

The U.N. arms embargo on Iran expires in October. See why this restriction on the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism must be extended.
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Pompeo urges U.N. to extend arms embargo on Iran’s regime

The U.S. is seeking an extension of the U.N. arms embargo on Iran's regime. Find out how allowing the embargo to lapse will threaten global security.
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Pompeo: Iran’s regime must comply with nuclear inspectors

Iran's regime is again denying an international agency's requests for access to two potential nuclear sites. See how the U.S. is pushing for compliance.