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Iran Threatens to Let Migrants, Narcotics Flood Europe

Iran has threatened to allow migrants and narcotics to flood European countries as it cannot pay the costs of fighting terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal migrants alone, especially now that it is under the US’ harshest sanctions ever.

US in No Position to Lecture Others on Human Rights: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has denounced a recent anti-Iran statement by his American counterpart, saying the US is in no place to comment on human rights situation in other countries.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Condemns Saudi Mass Execution

Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has strongly denounced the recent mass execution of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, saying the Al Saud killed these “freedom-seekers” in the name of fighting terrorism.

Iran to Sue US over Prevention of Aid Flow to Flood Victims

Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs says the country is legally pursuing the United States’ move to block the flow of cash aid to flood victims in the Islamic Republic.

‘US Sanctions Depriving Iranians of Right to Development’

Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology says the “toughest sanctions ever” imposed on Iran by the US government clearly violate the most basic human rights of Iranian people, including their right to development.

Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of over 1,000 Inmates

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency or commuted the sentences of 1,117 convicts on the anniversary of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Mab’ath and the anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

Israeli Snipers Deliberately Maim Palestinians: Report

A report says Israeli snipers deliberately inflict crippling injuries on Palestinian protesters, especially to their lower limbs, in a bid to create a generation on crutches in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Iran Raps UN for Extending Human Rights Rapporteur’s Mandate

Iran has condemned as “unjust and unwarranted” a UN Human Rights Council resolution to renew the mandate of the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic, saying it was a politically-motivated move by a few countries abusing UN mechanisms.
Bahram Qassemi

‘US Biggest Violator of Iranian Nation’s Human Rights’

Iran has dismissed the US State Department’s annual human rights report, describing the US administration as the biggest violator of the Iranian people’s human rights.

UN to Rebuke Saudi’s Human Rights Violations for First Time

Saudi Arabia is to be censured for the first time at the UN Human Rights Council over its dark record of violating human rights, particularly for detention of women’s rights activists and the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

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