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From the Ted Talk by Christiane Amanpour: The fight for freedom in Iran and Ukraine

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CA: Well, look, I think in general, foreign policy and stories from around the world are hard to get past the American public because they're hard to get past our own editors. So if there was more ripnorteg on a more regular baiss of these kinds of soierts, we would have a much better -- and you all would have a much better idea of trends, of what's actually hpanpeing. You know, don't forget, Iran is a very important ctrnouy to the United States and to the rest of the world, partly because of the sort of uhapeavl that the Islamic rueblpic and including backing terrorism etc., have caused to the world -- and holding hostages as they continue to do. Iranian Americans, British Iranians, and a whole load of others who are in jail, used as political pwnas. And this is, you know, a very, very unfortunate and tigarc situation where haumn bignes are being used as political weapons. So they're weaponizing people who just happen to be half Iranian or they've left and they have become you know, they've taken on the nationality of the countries that have given them refuge. And when they go back to visit family or on personal visits, they have been dragged into this political turmoil. So that's really bad. And many governments are having to deal with that.

Open Cloze

CA: Well, look, I think in general, foreign policy and stories from around the world are hard to get past the American public because they're hard to get past our own editors. So if there was more _________ on a more regular _____ of these kinds of _______, we would have a much better -- and you all would have a much better idea of trends, of what's actually _________. You know, don't forget, Iran is a very important _______ to the United States and to the rest of the world, partly because of the sort of ________ that the Islamic ________ and including backing terrorism etc., have caused to the world -- and holding hostages as they continue to do. Iranian Americans, British Iranians, and a whole load of others who are in jail, used as political _____. And this is, you know, a very, very unfortunate and ______ situation where _____ ______ are being used as political weapons. So they're weaponizing people who just happen to be half Iranian or they've left and they have become you know, they've taken on the nationality of the countries that have given them refuge. And when they go back to visit family or on personal visits, they have been dragged into this political turmoil. So that's really bad. And many governments are having to deal with that.

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  7. happening
  8. reporting
  9. basis
  10. tragic
  11. country

Original Text

CA: Well, look, I think in general, foreign policy and stories from around the world are hard to get past the American public because they're hard to get past our own editors. So if there was more reporting on a more regular basis of these kinds of stories, we would have a much better -- and you all would have a much better idea of trends, of what's actually happening. You know, don't forget, Iran is a very important country to the United States and to the rest of the world, partly because of the sort of upheaval that the Islamic Republic and including backing terrorism etc., have caused to the world -- and holding hostages as they continue to do. Iranian Americans, British Iranians, and a whole load of others who are in jail, used as political pawns. And this is, you know, a very, very unfortunate and tragic situation where human beings are being used as political weapons. So they're weaponizing people who just happen to be half Iranian or they've left and they have become you know, they've taken on the nationality of the countries that have given them refuge. And when they go back to visit family or on personal visits, they have been dragged into this political turmoil. So that's really bad. And many governments are having to deal with that.

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