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The Taliban caretaker government has asked the United Nations to take the group's leaders off its blacklist. Several members of the interim government in Kabul are on the UN Security Council's terrorism blacklist, including acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund.
Iran has condemned as “selective and spiteful” the UN Human Rights Council's 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.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned a UN resolution on the state of human rights in Iran as unacceptable and baseless.
The purpose of the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini’s Saturday visit to Iran was exchanging views, not negotiating, about war-torn Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Iran’s envoy to the United Nations slammed the Israeli regime as the only obstacle in the way of establishment of a nuclear weapon free Middle East.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his heart-felt congratulation to Antonio Guterres on his election as the new UN secretary general, expressing the hope that he would engage in an all-out fight against extremism and help find peaceful solutions to the crises in Syria and Yemen.