Iran

This is where Iran could be today [infographic]

Compared to other countries with similar starting points 40 years ago, Iran has fallen behind, to the detriment of the Iranian people.
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40 years of broken promises in Iran [video]

In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini promised to improve the lives of Iranian citizens. Instead, Iran’s corrupt regime has delivered 40 years of failure.
Woman wearing colorful scarf covering her face (© Corbis/Getty Images)

These Iranians were persecuted for their religious beliefs

The government of Iran denies its people human rights, and systematically arrests and executes religious minorities for practicing their faith.
Digitized Iranian flag over laptop keyboard (© Aleksandar Malivuk/Shutterstock)

U.S. companies disrupt Iranian disinformation campaign

Hundreds of deceptive Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts falsely claim to be independent news agencies, but are really tied to Iranian state media.
Mahan Air airplane taking off (© Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)

U.S., German sanctions ratchet up pressure on Iran’s Mahan Air

The U.S. ambassador to Germany applauded that country's decision to bar Iran's Mahan Air, citing its role in transporting fighters and weapons.
Missile displayed at ceremony (© Raheb Homavandi/Reuters)

European nations take action against Iran’s regime

In the months since the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran, more European nations are taking action against the full range of Iranian threats.
Missile flying into air over mountains (© AP Images)

Iran’s space launch defies U.N. resolution against missile technology

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran not to launch space vehicles using ballistic-missile technology in defiance of a U.N. Security Council ban.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Amr Nabil/AP Images)

U.S. is ‘a force for good in the Middle East,’ Pompeo...

In a major address in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the U.S. commitment to keep working with Middle East allies to eradicate ISIS and counter Iran.
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U.N. condemns Iran’s human rights abuses

The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution censuring Iran's human rights record, including torture and imprisoning human rights defenders.