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Extremists Set Fire to Saudi Woman’s Vehicle

A group of extremists in Saudi Arabia, outraged by a royal decision to allow women to drive, have set fire to a woman’s car in the second such incident.

Iranian Children Must Be Protected against Sanctions: UN

A UN official says children are innocent and should be protected against any negative impact of sanctions, the “harshest” of which were recently imposed by the US on the Islamic Republic.
Bahraini Women

‘1,000 Bahraini Women Activists behind Bars’

Around 1,000 freedom-seeking Bahraini women are behind bars in the Al-Khalifa regime’s prisons, the country’s main opposition party announced.

Iran Hails UN Rapporteur’s Stances against US Bans

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday hailed the “good stances” of the UN’s special rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures in reaction to the US’ cruel sanctions against Iran.
Bahram Qassemi

US’ Defence of Human Rights Hinges on Size of Arms Deals: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has lashed out at the US for “mocking” the concept of human rights by adopting double standards in this regard.
Bahram Qassemi

Iran Rejects UN Rights Resolution as ‘Politically-Motivated’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the anti-Iran resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly’s Human Rights Committee has been drafted and approved based on a biased and politically-motivated approach.

Iran Raps UN Rights Resolution as “Political Charade”

Iran has condemned a United Nations resolution that accuses it of human rights violations, stressing that the measure's sponsors are playing a "political charade."

US Sanctions Harming Iranian People: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the US has made itself more infamous in the world and among the Iranian nation by imposing cruel sanctions that harm the people of Iran.

Return of US Sanctions Real Challenge to Iranian People: Australian Ambassador

The Australian ambassador to Iran has described the restoration of US sanctions on Tehran as “real challenge” to the Iranian people, saying the prospects that sanctions could negatively affect Iranian patients and women and children were “deeply concerning”.

“US Lying Like a Rug When Saying It Wants to Help Iranians”

Iran’s defence minister has lashed out at American authorities for making the false claim that they aim to help Iranians by imposing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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