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US sanctions Iran clerics for vetoing election candidates

Feb. 20, 2020 11:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from running in that country's parliamentary elections. A day before Iranians go to the polls, the administration...

FILE - In this July 12, 1999 file photo, an unidentified student at a rally in Tehran, Iran, holds up the bloody t-shirt of a friend who was injured sometime in the last few days during clashes between police and student demonstrators. The demonstrations that erupted after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner early Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, during a tense standoff with the United States, are the latest of several waves of protest going back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution — all of which have been violently suppressed. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

For decades Iranians have risen up, only to be put down

Jan. 13, 2020 10:01 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The demonstrations that erupted after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane during a tense standoff with the United States last week are the latest of several waves of protest going back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution — all of which have...