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Minister of Foreign- Mohammad Javad Zarif

Zarif Raps US for Refusing to Grant Medical Furlough to Iranian Inmates

Iran’s foreign minister has lambasted the United States for refusing to grant medical furlough to several Iranian scientists held in US prisons without any charges despite an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

‘Iranian Nation Biggest Victim of Gross Violations of Human Rights’

The Islamic Republic of Iran's High Council for Human Rights says the Iranian nation is the biggest victim of blatant violation of human rights by the US and Europe.
Iran Rejects US’ Report on Its Human Rights Situation

Iran Rejects US’ Report on Its Human Rights Situation

Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected the US State Department’s annual report on Iran’s human rights situation, describing it as invalid.
UNGA Condemns Myanmar’s Abuse of Rohingya Muslims

UNGA Condemns Myanmar’s Abuse of Rohingya Muslims

The UN General Assembly has, in a resolution, strongly condemned Myanmar’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
Iran Dismisses Israeli Threats, Warns of Harsh Response

Iran Condemns UNGA’s Human Rights Resolution

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has condemned as “biased and politically-motivated” the latest resolution that the UN General Assembly has adopted on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Iran Says Advocacy for Human Rights Doesn’t Fit in with US

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the dark record of the United States in violating human rights strips the country of the right to criticize others for such breaches.
Iran’s Judiciary Refutes UNHCHR Allegations on Recent Unrest

Iran’s Judiciary Refutes UNHCHR Allegations on Recent Unrest

The Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights has dismissed the “bogus” allegations that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently made against the Islamic Republic over the recent riots in the country.
Iran Dismisses Israeli Threats, Warns of Harsh Response

Iran Raps EU Foreign Policy Chief’s Human Rights Statement

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic has denounced a biased statement made by the incoming High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the status of human rights in Iran.
shahramnazeri-concert

Eminent Singer Cancels Turkey Concert in Solidarity with Kurds

Iranian virtuoso musician Shahram Nazeri has canceled a concert in Turkey’s Konya in deference to the Kurdish people of Syria affected by a Turkish military operation.
Massoumeh Ebtekar

Iranian Gov’t Not against Popular Protests: VP

A senior Iranian official says the government is not opposed to free flow of information in society, and is resolved to pave the way for people to express their criticisms.