Hopes For The Iranian People – A Letter From Special Representative Brian Hook

Iran recently observed the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The lack of enthusiasm among ordinary Iranians is no mystery. The revolution has failed to deliver the just and prosperous society that Ruhollah Khomeini promised the Iranian people in 1979.  Today, the revolution belongs primarily to the regime’s hypocritical elite. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Setad hedge fund, worth tens of …

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U.S. Scientists Work Tirelessly on Coronavirus Vaccines

U.S. innovators are rushing to combat the new coronavirus, with vaccines already in development and new treatment options being tested in the United States and Asia. The rapid response received a boost this month as President Trump signed into law $8.3 billion in federal funds to fight COVID-19. The funding is helping federal agencies and their private-sector partners to quickly …

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Iran’s Regime a Threat to International Financial System, Group Says

Iran needs to be essentially blacklisted from participating in the international financial system after the regime’s refusal to implement restrictions against terrorist financing, an international watchdog group said February 21. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had given Iran’s regime a February deadline to enact restrictions against money laundering and terrorist financing. But the …

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Iran: COVID-19 Disinformation Fact Sheet

“I also want to call attention to the Iranian regime’s misinformation campaign surrounding the origination of the Wuhan virus.  Instead of focusing on the needs of the Iranian people and accepting genuine offers of support, senior Iranians lied about the Wuhan virus outbreak for weeks.” The Iranian leadership is trying to avoid responsibility for their …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on Iran and IAEA

This past week, the IAEA issued two reports that the Islamic Republic of Iran is hiding nuclear material – its nuclear material and nuclear activities. Iran is party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  Iran’s safeguard agreements under that treaty require it to declare nuclear material to the IAEA and provide the IAEA inspectors with full …

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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Iran has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The U.S. Department of State continues to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19 in Iran. Entry and Exit Requirements:  The U.S. Department of State has not received reports of entry or exit requirements in Iran related to COVID-19 but is constantly monitoring the situation. …

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The Iranian Regime Continues Jamming Foreign Mediums

The Iranian regime has been jamming radio and TV signals across Iran since 2003. The scale to which the regime conducts jamming is so intense that even the Health Ministry and parliament officials openly confessed about its significant health risks. “Side effects of satellite jamming signals could lead to miscarriage and birth defects” said the Health …

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Secretary Pompeo: The Iranian People Deserve Free and Fair Elections

Today, the United States designated five members of Iran’s Guardian Council and its Elections Supervision Committee who have played a role in denying Iranians their right to free and fair elections. This includes Ahmad Jannati, the Secretary of the Guardian Council, who has in the past praised the killing of political dissidents and previously called …

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41 Years of Failure: Will the Iranian Regime Comply with FATF?

The Iranian regime has yet again taken measures to damage Iran’s economy further. Iran has only a few days left to comply with the commitments it made to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Otherwise, FATF’s countermeasures could be re-imposed on Iran. Based in Paris, France, FATF is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Iran and FATF

The United States calls on Iran to fulfill its commitments to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and adhere to the FATF’s anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism standards that protect the international financial system from illicit finance. Iran should be treated like any other nation. Nearly every country in the world has …

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Iran’s Failed Space Launch

The Iranian regime uses satellite launches to develop its ballistic missile capabilities. The technologies used to launch satellites into orbit are virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in longer range systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles. Each launch, whether failed or not, further allows Iran to gain experience using such technologies that could benefit its …

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Even Iran’s president admits Iranian election will be a sham

Elections in the Islamic Republic of Iran have become such a mockery that even Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is decrying blatant election-rigging in upcoming Iranian elections. The regime’s Guardian Council, an unelected supervisory board, recently disqualified more than half of the 14,000 candidates vying for seats in Iran’s February 21 parliamentary elections. “These elections are …

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Iran’s 41-year ‘brain drain’

One in 4 of Iran’s most educated citizens leave their country when given the opportunity. They leave in search of greater social and religious freedoms and for better employment opportunities. “People are selling their computers, rugs, phones and jewelry to collect money” to leave the country, a travel agent in Tehran told the Wall Street …

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Iran has jailed 1.7 million in Tehran region, report says

  Iranian authorities arrested and imprisoned at least 1.7 million of their own people in the Tehran area over the past four decades, and many were executed, a 2019 report says. Among them: more than 5,700 members of the Baha’i religious minority and at least 860 journalists and citizen-journalists, according to Reporters Without Borders. The …

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بیانیه ی وزیر امور خارجه ی ایالات متحده

دهم ژانویه 2020 بیانیه ی وزیر امور خارجه ی ایالات متحده امروز، ایالات متحده در واکنش به حملات ایران به نیروها و منافع آمریکایی، و با هدف محروم کردن رژیم ایران از درآمد لازم برای اجرای سیاست خارجی خشونت آمیز خود، اقدام هایی انجام می دهد. ما همچنان افراد حقیقی و حقوقی را که در …

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بیانیه ی دونالد ترامپ رئیس جمهوری آمریکا پیرامون فرمان اِعمال تحریم ها بر بخش های دیگر ایران

  دهم ژانویه 2020 بیانیه ی دونالد ترامپ رئیس جمهوری آمریکا پیرامون فرمان اِعمال تحریم ها بر بخش های دیگر ایران امروز من رژیم ایران را در برابر حمله به کارکنان و منافع ایالات متحده مسئول می شناسم. در این راستا، رژیم ایران را از درآمد چشمگیری که ممکن است ایران برای تامین هزینه و …

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