Iranian-Americans nurture new generations after revolution

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 15:40
Woman teaching children, all are seated on the floor

AP news service ran this article about new generations of Iranian Americans and the ways that they preserve and share their culture in the United States. The article was published in 300 news outlets.

By Amy Taxin

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Minoo Sharifan came to the United States from Iran in the 1970s for graduate school, and like many others, wound up settling in America, starting a career and raising her family while a revolution upended her homeland and fractured relations with the U.S.

The two countries remain bitter adversaries. In his State of the Union address last week, President Donald Trump said Iran does “bad, bad things” and “threatens genocide against the Jewish people”; Iran’s foreign minister countered that the U.S. has backed “dictators, butchers and extremists.”

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