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UN rights expert urges Iran not to execute another juvenile

After receiving numerous allegations that juveniles have been executed in Iran over the past year, a United Nations rights expert is calling on the country’s Government not to carry out the death penalty against Rostam Tajik, a 20-year-old Afghan national who was only 16 when he is alleged to have committed murder.

Security Council members condemn Iranian leader’s Holocaust denial

Members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned recent remarks about Israel and the denial of the Holocaust attributed to Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Reacting against Iranian leader’s reported Holocaust denial, Annan points to facts

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reacted against the reported denial of the Holocaust by Iran’s President and urged all countries to educate their people about the well-established historical facts on the genocide.

UN atomic watchdog calls on Iran to show its nuclear activities are peaceful

The head of the United Nations agency entrusted with curbing the spread of nuclear weapons has called on Iran to take speedy action to provide additional information and take other measures that are “indispensable” for ensuring that its nuclear programme is solely for peaceful purposes.

UN refugee agency moves Iranian Kurds in central Iraq to safer area in north

The United Nations refugee agency has begun re-housing the last 2,000 Iranian Kurds remaining in a decades-old camp in the violence-torn Fallujah region of Iraq, transferring then to a safer location in the country’s northern Kurdish area.

Annan's upcoming five-nation tour will not include Iran – UN spokesman

Secretary-General Kofi Annan heads out for a five-nation tour this weekend to the Middle East, North Africa and earthquake-ravaged Pakistan, but the trip will not include a previously scheduled visit to Iran, his spokesman said today.

Security Council condemns Iranian president's remarks on Israel

Members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned remarks against Israel made earlier this week by Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Annan voices dismay at remarks about Israel attributed to Iranian president

Voicing dismay at remarks attributed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly calling for Israel to be wiped off the map, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the right of all States in the Middle East to live in peace will now top the agenda of his upcoming visit to Iran.

Iran: UN atomic watchdog calls for more transparency on nuclear programme

The head of the United Nations agency entrusted with curbing the spread of nuclear weapons has called on Iran to show greater transparency in order to provide assurances that its programme is solely for peaceful purposes, despite good progress made in correcting its past breaches of international agreements.

Annan discusses Middle East, Iran, Darfur in talks with national ministers

In a continuing series of bilateral talks with leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly’s 60th anniversary session, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today held wide-ranging talks on such crisis flashpoints as the Middle East, Iran’s nuclear programme and the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region.