Iran

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U.S. strategy in Iran yields results

The U.S. continues to pressure the Iranian regime to end its destructive behavior and bring about peace in the region and relief for the Iranian people.
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Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.
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U.S. ‘ready to assist’ Iranian flood victims

The regime blames outside entities when, in fact, it is their mismanagement that has led to this disaster, Secretary of State Pompeo says.
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U.S. sanctions Iranian network [video]

The U.S. has disrupted a network of Iranian front companies and will continue to enforce sanctions to block financing of state-sponsored terrorist groups.
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U.S.: Iranian regime ‘does not invest in its own people’

U.S. official Brian Hook explains how Iranian authorities prioritize funding their revolutionary ideology abroad over improving their domestic economy.
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Special Representative Hook’s message to Iran on water management [video]

In this video, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook presents some of the devastating effects of Iran's mismanagement of water resources.
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Iranian regime persecutes love and happiness

Even the little joys of life are spoiled by Iranian officials. Learn how a marriage proposal and "happy" music earned only wrath from the hardliners.
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Impact of latest U.S. sanctions against Iran [infographic]

Learn more about the new U.S. sanctions against several Iranians for their involvement with Iran's nuclear proliferation program.
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Iran continues its crackdown on environmentalists

Land and wildlife conservationists are frequent targets of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and are tried in secretive revolutionary courts.