Iran: UN atomic agency chief appeals for funds to extend monitoring mission until June 2015

The United Nations atomic agency has made an appeal today for 4.6 million euros so that it can continue to undertake its monitoring and verification activities in Iran until June 2015 under the Joint Plan of Action with Iran agreed to by China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States last December.

Citing ‘surge’ in executions, UN expert voices deep concern about right to life in Iran

The human rights situation in Iran remains of deep concern, an independent United Nations expert said today, flagging issues related to the right to life, the judicial system, religious persecution, and discrimination against women.

UN experts condemn wave of arrest, sentencing of activists in Iran

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced grave concern over the escalating trend of arresting and sentencing people exercising their rights of freedom of expression and opinion, peaceful assembly and association.

Outraged UN rights experts call for end to death penalty in Iran

A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed outrage at the recent executions of two prisoners in Iran, and urged the Government to institute a moratorium on the death penalty with a view to abolishing it all together.

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt execution of two Ahwazi Arabs

UN human rights experts today appealed to Iranian authorities to halt the scheduled execution of two members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority after their death sentences were reportedly upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court.

Iran, UN atomic watchdog agree on further steps to address nuclear concerns

The United Nations and Iran have agreed on additional practical measures aimed at allaying concerns about the country’s nuclear programme, which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions.

Iran: UN rights expert urges immediate halt to woman’s execution

A United Nations independent expert has issued a strong call on the Government of Iran to halt tomorrow’s scheduled execution of an Iranian woman said to be the victim of physical and sexual assault, seriously concerned that she did not receive a fair trial.

Iran: UN rights experts appeal for urgent medical care for detained political prisoners

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced alarm at the denial of medical care to two political prisoners in Iran who are at risk of dying in detention due to worsening health conditions, and urged the authorities to provide them with treatment.

Deploring killing of Iranian border guard, Ban says perpetrators must be held to account

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of one of the five Iranian border guards who were abducted last month by a militant group and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

UN atomic watchdog endorses plan to ensure peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme

The recently concluded action plan aimed at allaying international concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme is an important development, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog said today, while adding that there is still a long way to go in this effort.