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Zarif: Chemical Weapons Tragedies Still Occurring in Region

Coinciding with the 29th anniversary of the chemical bombardment of Sardasht, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif released a statement on Monday June 27 expressing deep sympathy with the victims’ families and urging the international community to prevent the repetition of such catastrophic events.
Zolfaghari

The Huge Cost of Refugees in Iran

Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement Hossein Zolfaghari said 753,000 people who illegally entered the country were returned to their homes last year, adding that this imposes a huge cost on Iran.
Hashemi

Minister Complains of Poor HR Aid Given to Iran for Afghan Refugees

Iran’s Health Minister complained of the poor performance of international human rights organizations in offering assistance to Iran in providing free healthcare services to Afghan refugees.
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Iranian and Swiss Diplomats Hold Talks in Bern

Diplomats from Iran and Switzerland attended a new round of bilateral political talks as part of a road map to the promotion of Tehran-Bern relations.
Yemen

UN under Fire for Removing Saudi-Led Coalition from Blacklist

The United Nations was forced to defend its decision to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of children’s rights violators after rights groups expressed their dismay.
President Rouhani

Rouhani: All Iranians Equal in Civil Rights

President Hassan Rouhani said that all Iranians, including Shia and Sunni Muslims, have equal civil rights in the country.

Afghan Official Thanks Iran for Sheltering Refugees

Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar expressed his gratitude to Iran for its support for Afghan refugees seeking asylum in the Islamic Republic over the past decades.

Play to Explore Love Story between Afghan Migrant and Iranian Gypsy

Director and actor Ayyub Aqakhani plans to stage a play about a love story between an Afghan migrant and an Iranian gypsy woman.

Are American Lives Worth More than Yemenis’ or Afghans’?

In a report translated by IFP, Hamshahri newspaper has compared the amount of compensation Americans are set to receive for their marines killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing with what they have paid for killing Yemeni or Afghan citizens in drone strikes.

Head of Iran’s Human Rights Council Responds to Mogherini’s Statements

Javad Larijani: Enforcing sanctions for Human Rights is a shameful and dishonourable claim.

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