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Iran: US-led resolution to cancel UN body membership political move
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Naser Kanaani strongly condemned the approval of a resolution drafted by the United States to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). He described the move as political without legal basis.
Political expert: Iran govt. should take resolutions seriously
An Iranian political expert says Iran’s diplomatic apparatus should take resolutions against Tehran seriously.
Iran’s future on UN women’s rights body to be decided within days: Diplomats
A US push for Iran to be removed from a UN women's body will be voted on Dec. 14, diplomats say. Tehran says Western countries lack the competence to decide about the issues pertaining to human rights in Iran.
Iran says not to cooperate with UN rights committee, summons German envoy
The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry says Tehran, “will in no way cooperate with the UN fact-finding mission” over the recent protests and deadly riots in the country.
Analyst: Each new resolution part of campaign to refer Iran to UNSC, activate trigger mechanism
An Iranian political analyst warns against the consequences that any anti-Iran resolution may entail on the international stage, saying every such resolution is a step toward referral of the Islamic Republic’s case to the United Nations Security Council.
Expert warns of consequences due to UNHRC’s resolution against Iran
Reza Nasri, an expert on international affairs, says the recent anti-Iran resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council has damaged Iran's reputation, warning about inaction on the part of the Islamic Republic.
Foreign minister says Iran not to allow foreign meddling in its domestic affairs
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has stressed that Tehran is fully committed to the issue of human rights, but will not allow any foreign interference in its internal affairs.
Iran slams UN rights body resolution, rejects “fact-finding mission”
The Iranian foreign ministry has condemned a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council, saying the formation of any new mechanism to probe into the recent unrest and deadly riots in the country is unnecessary.
Iran UN mission urges Iraq to counter threats from Kurdistan region
Iran told the United Nations that the military operations against separatist terror groups based in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region aim to defend the country’s national security. It called on the central Iraqi government to shoulder its responsibility to maintain effective control over its entire territory and internationally-recognized borders.
Iran says Canada-drafted UN resolution on human rights “one-sided”, “unrealistic”
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has totally rejected as one-sided and unrealistic a resolution adopted at the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic.
Iran FM: UNSC Resolution 2231 not banning Iran weapons imports, exports
The top Iranian diplomat says, the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 does not put restrictions on Iran’s exports and imports of weapons.
Iran FM, in phone call with UN chief, slams “Arab state interference”
Iran's foreign minister, in a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, has criticized security and media meddling by an Arab country in recent protests and deadly riots in the Islamic Republic.
In letter to UN, Iran explains retaliatory raids on N Iraq, says terrorists targeting Iranians
Iran writes to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to elaborate on the reasons why it recently chose to use military force against the "separatist terror groups holed up in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region", explaining that terrorists have used Iraqi territory to carry out armed attacks against civilians and Iran's infrastructure.
Iran FM voices hope UNGA would address global security challenges
Iran’s foreign minister, in a meeting with the president of UN General Assembly, had expressed hope that the Assembly’s ongoing meeting in New York would pave the way for dealing with the security challenges worldwide.
Iran’s Raisi to Guterres: UN must serve nations, not big powers
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stresses the United Nations’ role in enabling nations to resolve their own issues free from foreign interference, saying the world body should truly serve nations, and not the agenda of big powers.
Iran FM to UN chief: Tehran determined to reach robust, lasting nuclear deal
Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, said Tehran is serious about reaching a robust and lasting nuclear deal.
President Raisi to visit NY to attend UN General Assembly
Iran’s government spokesman says planning is being made for President Ebrahim Raisi’s visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly in September.
Iravani appointed as Iran’s new ambassador to United Nations
Iran has appointed veteran diplomat Saeed Iravani as the country’s ambassador to the United Nations.
Iran urges UN to help protect children via efforts to end armed conflicts
Iran’s ambassador to the UN draws attention to large numbers of civilians, particularly, children falling victim to armed conflicts worldwide, urging the world body to step up efforts to end such conflicts by addressing the underlying causes.
In a letter to UN rights chief, Iran urges release of Hamid Nouri from Sweden jail
The Iranian Judiciary deputy chief for international affairs has called on the UN to hold the Swedish government accountable for gross violation of Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri who is imprisoed in the European country.
Iran writes to Guterres, urges UN to condemn murder of IRGC member
Iran has written to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over the recent assassination of a member of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, calling on the world body to shoulder its responsibility and condemn the terrorist crime.
Iran urges recognizing right of managing conventional weapons
Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has said that UN member states’ right to manage and supervise their conventional weapons should be recognized.
Gharibabadi: Douhan’s visit approved by highest levels of Iranian establishment
Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs says a visit by UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan to the country has been approved by the highest decision making bodies of the establishment.
Iranian daily attacks decision to allow UN special rapporteur to visit Iran
An Iranian daily known for its conservative viewpoints has harshly attacked a decision by Iran’s Judiciary to allow UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan to visit the country.
‘UN rapporteur’s Iran visit to help shed light on impact of sanctions on people’
Iran’s top human rights official says an upcoming visit by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the impact of sanctions on human rights will be an opportunity for the world body to get to know the destructive consequences of such brutal restrictive measures for the Iranian people.