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As the world suffers from the ravages of the coronavirus, Iran has been among the countries worst hit by the pandemic. The coronavirus crisis has worsened the plight of Iran’s people, who have suffered from years of bad choices by its repressive government.
The pandemic offers an important opportunity to increase the focus on Iran’s people in America’s policy debates—and how to best advance human security overall. Regrettably, the voices of the Iranian people are often overlooked in today’s political debates over U.S. policy on Iran.The above excerpt was originally published in The National Interest.