Human rights


  • تست انسانی واکسن ایرانی کرونا 2021-01-11 15:02

    Letter to Guterres: Iran criticizes WHO for biased support of ‘inadequately-tested American vaccine'

    TEHRAN – The Academy of Medical Sciences of Iran has written a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, criticizing the World Health Organization for being biased in favor of inadequately-tested COVID-19 vaccines produced in the United States.

  • Mohsen Baharvand 2020-12-28 16:32

    Iran welcomes exchanging views on human rights with the West: diplomat

    Western countries' critical stance toward Iran comes from their political motivations, Baharvand says 

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Baharvand, Iran's deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs, has said that Iran welcomes exchange of views with the West and human rights organizations, but the proud nation of Iran does not accept any kind of interfering viewpoints.

  • MP 2020-12-20 22:11

    All European states should be dissolved: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Mojtaba Zolnouri, the head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said if the violators of the rights of the Iranian people are to be punished, all European governments must be dissolved because they have committed the biggest violation of the rights of the Iranian people.

  • Parliament 2020-12-20 22:03

    225 Iranian lawmakers denounce European Parliament resolution on Iran

    TEHRAN – A group of 225 Iranian lawmakers on Sunday strongly condemned a resolution recently adopted by the European Parliament on the alleged human rights violations in Iran.

  • human rights 2020-12-20 13:15

    ‘We love human rights when we can kick China, Iran’, says MEP

    Mick Wallace says European Parliament cannot debate ‘Saudi-UAE genocide’ in Yemen because Europe is a complicit

    TEHRAN – A member of the European Parliament has railed against European countries for their hypocrisy when dealing with human rights issues, saying the EU loves human rights when it comes to China and Iran, but it can’t debate Saudi, UAE war crimes in Yemen.

  • Bagheri-Kani 2020-12-19 17:47

    Tehran: Europeans not entitled to lecture about human rights

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights has reacted to an anti-Iran resolution adopted by the European Parliament, saying those who have prevented innocent children from accessing medicine are not even justified to talk about “animal rights”.

  • Edward C. Corrigan 2020-12-02 11:33

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    G20 interests override Saudi rights violations: Canadian lawyer

    TEHRAN - Edward C. Corrigan, a Canadian analyst, and the lawyer believes that Baroness Kennedy’s report about the condition of women's rights activists is a critical step in revealing “human rights violations and suppression of dissent” in Saudi Arabia. 

  • stephen Lendman 2020/11/30

    By Stephen Lendman

    Saudi Arabia’s abominable human rights record

    Like the U.S., Israel, and other rogue states, the Saudis operate by their own rules in flagrant violation of international laws, norms, and standards. It’s the world’s head-chopping/public whippings capital. Anyone can be targeted for exercising free expression, human rights activism, or other forms of dissent against despotic rule.

  • Sari Bashi 2020-11-23 10:56

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Canada, U.S. have ‘selective’ approach toward human rights: lawyer

    TEHRAN – A human rights lawyer says the U.S. and Canada follow double standards toward human rights, noting that they “support human rights selectively”.

  • UN 2020-11-21 18:43

    Parliamentary faction slams Western abuse of human rights notion

    TEHRAN – The human rights and citizenship faction of Iran’s Parliament has strongly condemned the political resolution of three European states against Iran, saying the West is politically abusing the UN Human Rights Council.

  • Khatibzadeh 2020-11-20 17:38

    Tehran rejects anti-Iran human rights resolution

    Among the countries that back the Canadian-proposed resolution are the Israel, S. Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, and Albania

    TEHRAN — Tehran has dismissed as “unacceptable” a draft human rights resolution against Iran which was put forward by the Canadian government at the United Nations.

  • Bagheri-Kani 2020-11-17 21:21

    Tehran criticizes Guterres for ignoring U.S. violation of Iranian rights

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights, Ali Bagheri-Kani, has strongly criticized UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for ignoring U.S. violation of Iranians' rights through inhumane sanctions, while at the same time attacking Iran’s human rights performance.

  • Haitham Abu Said 2020-11-12 00:33

    By Reza Moshfegh

    Ottawa a heaven for Iranian fraudsters: HRC ambassador at large to West Asia 

    TEHRAN - Canada claims to defend human rights while it sold nearly 3 billion Canadian dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia in 2019 which are chiefly used to kill innocent Yemeni citizens, including women and children.

  • Canada Iran 2020-11-11 10:54

    Canada’s double standard over human rights

    TEHRAN – As Iran and Ukraine move forward with their cooperation on the downed airplane, analysts put the spotlight on Canada’s double standards over human rights. Canada is making maverick efforts to use the airplane incident to turn up the heat on Iran.

  • Iran 2020-11-10 20:00

    Tehran says U.S. sanctions grossly violate human rights

    TEHRAN – Iran has censured the United States over its unilateral sanctions against nations, describing such measures as a serious violation of human rights, ILNA reported.

  • Mohammad Zare’ian 2020-11-06 19:51

    Hate speech by Western politicians threatens ‘human rights’, says Iranian envoy

    TEHRAN — A recent increase in hate speech by certain Western politicians pose a serious threat to human rights, Tehran’s representative at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly warned on Thursday.

  • Human rights 2020-10-27 20:38

    Envoy: Provoking so-called human rights issues part of ‘maximum pressure strategy’ against Iran 

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s representative to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee on Monday denounced a new report by the UN rights rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran as part of the Trump administration’s "maximum pressure" campaign against the Islamic Republic, Fars reported.

  • Bagheri-Kani 2020-10-15 00:52

    Official dismisses Europeans’ human rights claims as hypocritical

    TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights, Ali Bagheri-Kani, has said Iranians will never forget or forgive the inhumane acts of some European countries, dismissing their push for human rights in Iran as hypocritical.

  • Raisi 2020-09-28 18:14

    Judiciary chief: Iran respects ‘genuine human rights’

    TEHRAN — Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi says Iran regards “genuine human rights” as respectable, vowing that “we will not tolerate the slightest rights violations.”

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2020-09-26 17:34

    Iran censures EU statement on its human rights

    TEHRAN — Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has censured the European Union (EU) for its anti-Iran stance at the Human Rights Council, saying it showed political use of such concept by the EU.

  • Tehran slams report on Iran human rights as ‘custom-tailored’ 2020-09-25 18:22

    Tehran slams report on Iran human rights as ‘custom-tailored’

    TEHRAN — Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has rejected a recent report published by the Guardian newspaper, saying it is quite clear why such “custom-tailored reports” try to blackwash the situation of human rights in Iran, especially at this juncture. 

  • Raisi 2020-08-03 18:15

    U.S. plagued by injustice, gross human rights violations: Iran’s Judiciary chief

    TEHRAN — Iranian Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has said the United States is plagued by domestic injustice and gross human rights violations.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2020-07-14 18:04

    Advisor denounces human rights violation in Bahrain

    TEHRAN — Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker, has strongly condemned the systematic violation of human rights in Bahrain.

  • Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division 2020-07-13 11:39

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Trump not caring about human rights in Persian Gulf Arab states: human rights activist

    Sarah Leah Whitson says reforms in Saudi Arabia have come “in a package of repression”

    TEHRAN – A former director of the Middle East and North Africa division of Human Rights Watch says the Trump administration does not care about the human rights records of Persian Gulf Arab countries, noting Donlad Trump “cares only about selling weapons and making a profit.”

  • Haissam Bou-Said 2020-07-03 13:28

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Americans striving to return Lebanon to chaotic situation: West Asia commissioner for human rights

    TEHRAN – The commissioner for West Asia at the International Human Rights Commission is of the opinion that the U.S. is using all means to push Lebanon toward chaos.

  • Martin Luther King was right: the world does bend towards justice… 2020-06-29 13:48

    By Martin Love

    Martin Luther King was right: the world does bend towards justice…

    Back 65 years ago when television was in its childhood if not infancy in the U.S. one TV game show had contestants going for a grand prize of $64,000, which in those days was a tremendous sum of money (not any longer, really), so any big issue or question that had not yet been resolved gave rise to the common cliché of “the $64,000 question” as to how it might pan out.

  • Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst 2020-06-29 12:24

    By Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst

    The UN: 75 years of false expectations and failure

    The disunited nations The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) presents a symbolic moment to reflect on what a failure the organization has been. Its establishment created false expectations among the international community that all nations will finally be treated equally irrespective of their size, but in reality, the UN is dominated by the five most important victors of the Second World War that sit on its Security Council (UNSC) and were also coincidentally or not the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Javad Miri, professor of sociology and religious studies at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies 2020-06-29 10:16

    “The UN has not been able to stop even a single struggle in the non-European or non-Euro-Atlantic context”

    Basic idea of UN is euro-centric, says Iranian sociologist

    TEHRAN - The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization whose mission is to establish peace and security in the world. This is what stated in the preamble to its charter and its first article. Since its establishment, expectations were high on the UN's pivotal role in maintaining global stability and security by adopting a holistic vision towards international conflicts.

  • Mohammad Hassan Khani 2020-06-28 18:38

    By Mohammad Hassan Khani

    The United Nations: A disappointing past and a challenging future

    For many centuries, generations after generations of humankind have been seeking and hoping to find a mechanism by which they can eliminate or limit the acts of aggression and war, and to build a kind of relationship among nations across the world based on lasting peace and justice. In late 19th century and early 20th century and specially by the relative success of the Hague Conferences (1899-1907) and then establishment of the League of Nations this ray of hope got a chance to boost, and millions of people around the world thought this newly born international institution is the one that they and their ancestors have been waiting for. However the event of the Second World War proved that this optimism was wrong.

  • The organization which stood and watched 2020-06-28 16:10

    The organization which stood and watched

    During many historical benchmarks, when something went wrong in the world, when countries were waiting for help to come, and when there were obligations based on a set of articles in what used to be happily called "the United Nations' Charter," the very organization which was committed to intervening in the dispute according to that charter preferred to stand aside and watch as the world drowned in disaster and chaos.