Masud Bin Momen, the ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has discussed the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing violence and oppression in Myanmar and headed to Bangladesh in recent months.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has called on the UN to shoulder its responsibility and stand against the oppressors in the world, particularly the Myanmarese government which is killing Rohingya Muslims.
Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, has commended Iran for its long-term hospitality towards refugees, particularly the Afghan population.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mark Lowcock, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, have discussed the dire situation of Yemenis in a meeting in Tehran.
Citing the US sanctions against Tehran, Facebook has reportedly blocked a sum of $200,000 raised in an online campaign launched by a US-based Iranian doctor to help the quake-hit people of Iran’s Kermanshah province.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as “invalid” and “unacceptable”the latest resolution passed by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly against Iran’s human right srecord.
A senior Iranian diplomat has blasted Canada for proposing a “politically-motivated” UN resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, while Ottawa, itself, has long been involved in a broad range of human rights abuses at home and elsewhere.
An Iranian political analyst has warned that children with a sense of revenge are likely to be born if terrorism is not uprooted.
Iranian Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani has dismissed a recent report by a UN rights rapporteur against the Islamic Republic, saying it reflects the views of the country’s enemies.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the UN special rapporteur's recent report about the situation of human rightsin Iran is a biased and politically-motivated one which lacks credibility.