United States Sanctions Five Iranian Entities and Watchlists IRGC Cyber Actors for Interfering in US Elections

The United States will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections. The whole of the U.S. government is using all the tools at our disposal to target those who attempt to interfere in our democratic process. Today’s action sanctions five Iranian entities pursuant to Executive Order 13848 for their efforts to spread disinformation and undermine ...
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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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A Comparison of Women’s Voting Rights in the US and Iran Before Iran’s 11th Majles Elections

Following a tough and lengthy struggle, American women gained the right to vote in 1920, when Congress ratified the 19th amendment to the US Constitution. Iranian women did not obtain this right easily, either. They earned voting rights in 1963, on the heels of 56 years of protest and persistence. Three women in particular, were ...
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