• Michelle Bachelet 2020-05-16 15:40

    UN human rights chief urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged the United States to lift sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, stressing that the sanitary situation called for such a move in order to save lives.

  • Zarif 2020-05-09 16:31

    Zarif writes to UN chief on U.S. violation of nuclear deal, UN Charter

    TEHRAN – In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has elaborated on the U.S. violation of the 2015 nuclear deal and gross violation of the United Nations Charter in a continuous manner.

  • UNarmy 2020-05-05 18:01

    Time is ripe for establishment of United Nations' Armed Forces!

    This is the right moment to serve humanity in a new framework via urging the world countries to assist the United Nations to set up the international bodies' own Rapid Deployment Force to act in time wherever and whenever is necessary to protect innocent people from being harmed by violence, war, dictatorship, coup and ethnic cleansing.

  • pompeo 2020-04-29 18:14

    U.S. seeks indefinite UN arms embargo on Iran: AP

    TEHRAN — The U.S. has circulated a draft UN resolution that would indefinitely extend a UN arms embargo on Iran set to expire in October, U.S. officials and UN diplomats said on Tuesday.

  • Tehran's subway 2020-04-29 17:41

    UN human rights office concerned over non-existent forceful lockdown in Iran

    TEHRAN — The UN human rights office has voiced concern about “excessive and sometimes deadly force” to ensure lockdowns and curfews due to the COVID-19 pandemic in more than a dozen countries, including Iran.

  • UN 2020-04-28 18:18

    By staff and agency

    U.S. faces tough, messy battle if it pushes plan to extend Iran arms embargo

    In a report published by Reuters on Tuesday, it is said that the United States will face a tough, messy battle if it uses a threat to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran as leverage to get the 15-member Security Council to extend and strengthen an arms embargo on Tehran, diplomats said.

  • Pompeo 2020-04-26 17:34

    U.S. urges UN to renew Iran arms embargo

    TEHRAN — Washington has called on the United Nations Security Council to extend its arms embargo on Iran, which will otherwise expire in October.

  • “Iran-Iraq war in U.N Documents” 2020-04-06 18:04

    Tehran center offers free access to UN documents on Iran-Iraq war

    TEHRAN – The Research Center and Archives of Sacred Defense based in Tehran announced on Monday that it has recently given free access to a collection of UN documents on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

  • Guterres 2020-04-04 18:07

    150 Iranian academics write to UN chief, call for sanctions end

    TEHRAN — In a letter addressed to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, 150 Iranian activists and academics called for an end to anti-Iran sanctions.

  • Guterres 2020-03-29 02:01

    UN chief urges rolling back sanctions to contain coronavirus pandemic

    United Nations leadership on Tuesday called for rolling back international sanctions regimes around the world, saying they are heightening the health risks for millions of people and weakening the global effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Foreign Policy reported on March 24.

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet 2020-03-24 21:26

    UN urges easing Iran sanctions as death toll approaches 2,000

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called Tuesday for any sanctions imposed on countries like Iran facing the new coronavirus pandemic to be re-evaluated and avoid pushing already strained medical systems into collapse.

  • chromosomes 2020-03-15 12:01

    By Azadeh Abbaszadeh

    How many chromosomes should human beings have to be considered humans by UN!?

    TEHRAN - Let’s just think about the difference between 47 and 46. Is your answer 1? You’re wrong, because the answer may sometimes be something other than 1. If you consider the difference between a 47-chromosome fetus with Down syndrome and a 46-chromosome fetus, the answer will not be 1; the correct answer will be an extra chromosome + an end.

  • IAEA 2020-03-04 19:31

    Iran has crossed a key threshold: IAEA

    TEHRAN — The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency announced in a report on Tuesday that Iran’s growing stockpile of nuclear fuel recently crossed a critical threshold.

  • Libya 2020-02-29 09:01

    By Salman Parviz

    UN urge warring Libyan factions to negotiate

    Libya’s oil blockade loss surpasses $2b

    The UN’s Libya mission and world powers on Tuesday urged the country’s warring parties to engage in peace efforts, as doubts hung over talks set to start the next day in Geneva.

  • sanctions 2020-02-28 19:57

    Rights bodies’ silence over U.S. sanctions regretful: Iranian Judiciary 

    TEHRAN - Head of the Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights Ali Bagheri Kani  on Thursday called on the relevant human rights bodies no to keep mum on the U.S. “cruel sanctions” on the Iranian people.

  • قوچ 2020-02-24 16:44

    Urials, proposed by Iran, added to UN global wildlife agreement

    TEHRAN – The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) has approved Iran’s proposal to include urials in the United Nation's list of endangered animals.

  • UN supports Iran’s resistance economy plans 2020-02-19 16:32

    UN supports Iran’s resistance economy plans

    TEHRAN – The United Nations supports Iran’s resistance economy programs, Ugochi Daniels, UN resident coordinator and representative of UN secretary general in Iran has said.

  • António Guterres 2020-02-19 15:04

    By staff and agency

    UN chief calls on Iran, Russia and Turkey to find political solution to Syrian crisis

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an immediate cease-fire in Syria, urging Turkey, Russia and Iran to find a political solution.

  • UN honors Iranian scientist Mirzakhani for her world-altering, trailblazing career 2020-02-16 18:54

    UN honors Iranian scientist Mirzakhani for her world-altering, trailblazing career

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Women, a UN entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, have honored seven women scientists, including Iran’s Maryam Mirzakhani, who have made significant contributions to the field of science, highlighting their world-altering and trailblazing careers.

  • Josep Borrell 2020-02-05 00:14

    By staff and agency

    EU’s Borrell: Europe to avoid taking Iran nuclear dispute to UN

    European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said that the EU will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the 2015 nuclear deal to avoid having to go to the UN Security Council or triggering new sanctions.

  • Kazem Gharibabadi 2020-01-24 19:52

    Iran totally seized 814,477 kg of different types of narcotic drugs in 2019

    TEHRAN - Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has said that Iran seized totally 814,477 kilograms of different types of narcotic drugs in 2019.

  • Stephane Dujarric 2020-01-15 15:55

    By staff and agency

    UN calls on all parties to keep nuclear deal in place

    UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has called on all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, to spare no effort to keep it in place.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2020-01-07 19:32

    Zarif says U.S. failure to issue visa shows Washington’s ‘bankruptcy’

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that refusal by the United States to issue visa for him to attend a UN Security Council meeting scheduled in New York later this week shows Washington’s political “bankruptcy”.

  • China’s ambassador to Iran Chang Hua in an undated photo 2020-01-07 19:29

    Beijing envoy slams Trump for threatening Iran’s cultural sites, saying they belong to all humanity

    TEHRAN – China’s ambassador to Iran has censured U.S. President Donald Trump for threatening to launch attacks on Iran’s cultural sites, saying the Iranian cultural heritage belongs to the entire global community.

  • Trump’s threat to target Iranian cultural sites ‘a huge crime against the worldwide civilization’ 2020-01-06 20:59

    Trump’s threat to target Iranian cultural sites ‘a huge crime against the worldwide civilization’

    TEHRAN - Cultural and tourism officials, activists and fans across Iran, have signed petitions and issued statements in the past two days over Donald Trump’s threat to target Iranian cultural sites, emphasizing that it equals a huge crime against the worldwide civilization.

  • resolution 2019-12-23 09:19

    Religious minority MPs: Anti-Iran human rights resolution politically-tainted 

    TEHRAN - The lawmakers, who represent religious minorities in the Majlis, censured on Sunday an anti-Iran resolution by the United Nations General Assembly, calling the move a “politically-motivated” stance. 

  • Rosemary DiCarlo 2019-12-20 18:22

    By staff and agency

    UN says US withdrawal from nuclear deal is ‘source of regret’

    Rosemary DiCarlo, the United Nations under secretary-general for political and peacebuilding affairs, said on Thursday that the United States’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is a “source of regret”.

  • Palestine 2019-12-20 14:26

    By Yusuf Abdullah

    Plight of Palestine and the quest for Justice

    NIGERIA/ ABUJA - Unarguably, justice is the key to peace and stability of all nations. A popular adage says justice delay is justice denial. And injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The seven lettered word is the central philosophy behind the establishment of all authorities. To buttress the point, we can cite the principle (Chapter 1, article 1) evident in the creation of League of nations which transformed into United Nations; to maintain international peace and security, and to that end; to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of peace. The widespread bloodshed and infringement on people's honors across the world were obviously borne of injustice making the world difficult to live.

  • Mousavi 2019-12-14 20:55

    Resolution 2231 imposes no ban on Iran’s missile tests: spokesman

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has argued that the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 imposes no ban on Iran’s missile tests.

  • Travelers visit the historical Rudkhan castle in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2019-12-13 18:12

    Gilan province selected to start Iran’s comprehensive tourism plan

    TEHRAN – The northern province of Gilan has been selected as the first province to start the country’s comprehensive tourism plan, which is to be developed under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).