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Iran envoy deplores UN rights draft resolution

The Ambassador and Deputy Permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations has strongly slammed a draft human rights resolution against Tehran as “biased and non-constructive”. Zahra Ershadi has stressed it unmasks the deliberate hostile policy of incitement to Iranophobia.

US singer trampled over human dignity in mud: Iran official

Iran’s human rights chief has fulminated against the recent disgusting move by an American singer during a concert.

Iran urges all countries to get involved in war on drugs

Iran’s interior minister says the country should not bear the burden of combating drug-trafficking alone, urging other countries to contribute to war on drugs as well.

Iran raps Europe double-standards on human rights

A high-ranking Iranian judiciary official has called on the Europeans to put an end to the double standards and destructive policies in dealing with terrorism and human rights.

Iranian rights council chief slams Israel for tearing UNHRC report

Iran's Judiciary Deputy for International Affairs and Secretary of High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi has condemned the silence of the so-called defenders of human rights toward the Zionist regime’s gross violations.

Iran judiciary body condemns latest report by UN Human Rights Rapporteur

The Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights has issued a statement denouncing the latest report by the UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur on Iran.

Tehran Forum: Inclusive Political Structure with Participation of All Ethnicities Sole Solution for Afghanistan

Foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors issued a joint statement at the end of their meeting in Tehran, reiterating the need for an inclusive political structure, with the participation of all ethnicities, as the only way out of the current situation in Afghanistan.

“War Criminal” trends after death of Colin Powell

The death of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has drawn outrage from social media users who call the late general a “war criminal”. The former Top diplomat had pushed faulty intelligence before the United Nations (UN) to advocate for the Washington-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

UK troops linked to deaths of hundreds of Afghan civilians

British forces are linked to the deaths 289 civilians during the Afghanistan conflict, with compensation of just £2,380 paid on average for each life lost, new figures reveal.

US envoy resigns over ‘inhumane’ deportation of Haitians

Ambassador Daniel Foote, the United States special envoy for Haiti, has quitted in protest at mass deportation of Haitians gathered on the US border with Mexico.

Families of Iran assassinated scientists hold US responsible

A public hearing was held at Imam Khomeini Judicial Complex in Tehran Saturday on lawsuits lodged by the families of assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists against the US government.

Iran committee and prosecution general to investigate Evin incidents

Iran’s parliament speaker says a special committee and the country’s judiciary will look into the reported mistreatment of inmates at Tehran Evin Prison.

Geneva envoy: Iran denounces violence, rights abuse in Afghanistan

Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva says Tehran condemns violence and any violation of international humanitarian laws in Afghanistan.

Iran Slams T-Shirts Mocking Human Disaster at Kabul Airport

Iran’s foreign ministry has slammed the move by an American clothing manufacturer for selling T-shirts that mock Afghan citizens falling from a US military aircraft.

Iran: Hiroshima Bombing Anniv. Reminder of US’ Grave Crimes against Humanity

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the 76th anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima is a reminder of a grave crime against humanity by Washington.

Iran’s Leader Grants Clemency to over 2,800 Prisoners

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted prison terms of 2,825 convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts.

Turkish Opposition Vows to Send Back Home Syrian Refugees If He Wins Elections

The leader of the Turkish opposition says if his party comes to power after the elections in this country, he will send back the Syrian refugees to their country.

Iran’s Leader Pardons, Commutes Prison Terms of over 5,000 Inmates

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon thousands of prisoners on the occasion of Judiciary week and the birth anniversary of the eight Shiite Imam, Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS).

Iran, UN Discuss Significance of Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Zones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has held talks with the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who will soon be appointed as UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs.

Iran Sympathises with Canada’s Indigenous Community

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed sympathy with Canada's Indigenous community over the newly-discovered "genocide" of Indigenous children, urging the Ottawa government to think of its dark past before claiming to be an advocate of human rights.

Iran, New Zealand Hold First Round of Bilateral Talks on Human Rights

The first round of bilateral human rights talks between Iran and New Zealand was held on Wednesday through video conference.

Iran Summons Portuguese Ambassador over EU Sanctions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has summoned the Portuguese Ambassador to Tehran to protest at the European Union's move to blacklist a number of Iranian officials and bodies over human rights concerns.

Iran Condemns EU Sanctions, Vows to Consider Reciprocal Move

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has lashed out at the European Union for putting the names of several Iranian officials and institutions on its human rights sanctions list.

Iran Denounces Human Rights Council’s ‘Illegitimate’ Resolution

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has strongly denounced an anti-Iran resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council with the votes of a group of countries.

Israel Has No Right to Comment on Rights Situation in Iran: Diplomat

Iran’s ambassador to Geneva says the Israeli regime is not entitled to make comments about the human rights situation in Iran.

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