The United States is home to about 470, 000 people of Iranian descent. That’s the largest number of Iranians anywhere outside Iran.
But despite the size of the community, hostile relations between Iran and the US often make Iranian-Americans uneasy.
This is especially true during US presidential elections.
That’s why this year, in anticipation of 2016 elections, 37 prominent Iranian-Americans have signed an open letter to US presidential candidates.