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Australia must release Negar Ghodskani on bail

TEHRAN, Oct. 09 (Press Shia) – Senior MP Boroujerdi called on Australian government to release on bail an Iranian woman who is pregnant and has been arrested on violation of US trade laws upon an extradition request from Washington.   Head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the Iranian […]

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Iran, NAM discuss human rights issues

TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Deputy FM Araghchi met with rotating Sec. Gen. of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) discussing the Movement’s High-Level Summit on Human Rights and the Cultural Diversity. On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed […]

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Iran ready for swift riposte if Trump kills nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (Press Shia) – In an exclusive interview with CNN in New York, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani promised a swift response if US President Donald Trump scraps the nuclear deal. Speaking in an exclusive interview with CNN in New York Monday night, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani went on to add, “exiting such an […]

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Human Rights ‘no imported commodity’ in Iran

TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iran’s High Council of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijiani said human rights is not an “imported commodity” in Iran, rather it is founded on “Islamic rationality”. Head of High Council of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Belgian Chamber chairman Siegfried Bracke and […]

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Rezaei urges Muslim states to defend Rohingya Muslims

TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (Press Shia) – Former IRGC General Mohsen Rezaei has called on all Muslim countries to form a unified force in defense of Rohingya Muslims who are being persecuted violently in Myanmar. Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei reacted to the mass killings and displacement of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar forces, saying “the brutal catastrophe […]

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JCPOA proves Iran never sought nuclear weapons

TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (Press Shia Agency) – In a meeting with special envoy of Japan’s prime minister, Iran’s Mohammad Javad Larijani said the nuclear deal is a testament that the Islamic Republic has never sought to develop nuclear weapons. Head of Iran’s High Council of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani and his deputies met with […]

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Zarif, Cavusoglu discuss Burmese Muslims

TEHRAN, Sep. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu held a phone conversation on Monday, discussing the deteriorating situation of Muslims in Myanmar. During a telephone conversation on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, exchanged views on the latest anti-humanitarian crimes […]

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Iran dismisses biased UN human rights report

TEHRAN, Sep. 03 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has dismissed the recent UN human rights report on the Islamic Republic as baseless and biased, saying such ‘politicized’ and ‘selective’ approaches undermine the credibility of human rights status in the world. Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was reacting to Asma Jahangir’s recent UN report on […]

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Bahrain trying to divert popular protests

TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ghasemi rejected the claims made by Bahrain and advised the Bahraini rulers to put projection and distortion aside in dealing with the popular protests in that country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has never been spreading violent and destabilizing measure in its neighbor countries including […]

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Parl. bill passes Article on US violators of human rights

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (Press Shia) – Iran’s parliament countermeasure bill to US acts of exploitation and terror includes an Article on punishment for American individuals who violate human rights. On Sunday, Iranian lawmakers unanimously passed the general outlines of a countermeasure bill to US acts of exploitation and terrorism in the region in a 240-0 […]

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End to discrimination against indigenous peoples demanded at UN

NEW YORK, Aug. 08 (Press Shia) – Experts in human rights from the United Nations today demanded an end to the discrimination against the indigenous peoples, on the occasion of Indigenous Peoples World Day on August 9. In a statement they called on the States to do more to protect those communities and liberate them from […]

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