In an official note to the Secretariat of the United Nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran has declared its yes vote to a UN General Assembly resolution on human rights violations in Myanmar.
While Iran’s mission to the UN earlier said its absence from the UN General Assembly voting on Myanmar was to protest the Third Committee’s politicized approaches, an informed source says the absence was caused by a lack of coordination.
The Iranian army has prepared 20,000 packages of dried nuts and fruits to distribute among quake-hit people in the western province of Kermanshah on the occasion of a Persian festival celebrated on the longest night of the year.
Around 3,500 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli forces ever since demonstrations began in protest at the US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
Iran’s top security official has underlined the need to constantly fight corruption, urging local media to accurately report proven cases of corruption at all levels.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi says the foreign ministry is seriously pursuing the case of pregnant Iranian woman Negar Qods Kani, who is in jail in Australia.
Iran’s High Council of Human Rights has strongly denounced the killing of an Iranian-American national by the US police forces, and called on the US government to provide a convincing response.
Renowned Iranian painter and cartoonist Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour has used hundreds of nails provided by his fans to create an artwork on Universal Children’s Day.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the foreign minister and de facto leader of Myanmar, has been named the 2017 International Islamophobe of the Year for her country’s atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.
The latest report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) indicates that at least 23,000 newborn Yemeni children have died of preventable causes in 2016.