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Halt ‘imminent’ executions of Kurdish prisoners, UN experts urge Iran

Two independent United Nations human rights experts have called on the Iranian Government to halt the execution of three prisoners from the Kurdish community, amid concerns that they did not receive a fair trial and allegations that they were tortured while in detention.

Iran: UN rights chief ‘deeply disturbed’ by continuing executions of juvenile offenders

Following the execution of a 15-year-old in Iran on Wednesday – the fourth juvenile to be put to death in the country this year – the United Nations rights chief condemned the practice, citing the strict prohibition of such executions under international law.

Top UN political official updates Security Council on Iran nuclear deal

Notwithstanding “the continued adherence by Iran” to its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement is “at a crossroads” the United Nations top political official said on Wednesday.

News in Brief 09 May 2018

  • Iran deal represents ‘significant verification gain’ – UN atomic energy chief
  • ‘Climate risk’ insurance pays off for vulnerable African farmers
  • Unrest and ‘worrying hate speech’ roil Central African Republic: Zeid
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Iran deal represents ‘significant verification gain’ – UN atomic energy chief

Speaking the day after the United States withdrew from an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency made it clear that Iran has consistently stuck to its commitments.

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ by US decision to exit Iran nuclear deal

Following a decision on Tuesday by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the United Nations chief said he was “deeply concerned” by the move, and called on all parties to preserve the deal.

UN chief ‘optimistic’ over peace efforts to denuclearize Korean Peninsula

The UN chief expressed optimism on Thursday that the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula could become a reality, following last week’s historic joint declaration from the leaders of the north and south, which eased months of rising tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

UN rights experts urge Iran to annul death sentence against prisoner

A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on Iran to annul the death sentence against a prisoner citing serious concerns that he was tortured in detention and did not receive a fair trial.

Collapse of Iran nuclear deal would be ‘great loss,’ says UN atomic agency chief

Iran is implementing a series of commitments under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015, the head of the United Nations nuclear energy agency said Monday.

News in Brief 05 March 2018

  • WFP: Arrival of aid convoy in besieged Syrian enclave “a drop in an ocean of needs”
  • UN nuclear agency chief warns against failure of Iran deal
  • Un -supported London conference to keep focus on Somalia humanitarian needs
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