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Two years on, Iran nuclear accord at a ‘critical crossroads,’ UN Security Council told

The United Nations political chief told the Security Council Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities.

Death penalty in Iran applied “for all kinds of crimes”: UN expert

The death penalty is applied for many different crimes in Iran, but no official figures are released for who is on death row, or what they are accused of.

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UN rights experts urge Iran to immediately release British-Iranian citizen after fresh charges

United Nations human rights experts have appealed to Iran to immediately release a jailed British-Iranian citizen, who is now facing fresh charges, and expressed “grave” concerns for her welfare.

News in Brief 20 October 2017 (AM)

WHO helps contain new outbreak of Ebola-like virus on Kenya-Uganda border

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Iran: UN rights experts urge country to halt imminent execution of juvenile Amirhossein Pourjafar

United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urgently appealed to Iran to halt tomorrow’s execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was sentenced to death when he was 16 years old.

UN chief strongly hopes 'breakthrough' accord on Iran's nuclear programme remains in place

The United Nations Spokesman on Friday said Secretary-General António Guterres sees the adoption of the 2015 accord reached between Iran and a group of six countries on monitoring Iran's nuclear programme as an important breakthrough to consolidate global peace and security.

At General Assembly, Iran’s leader denounces those seeking to rip apart nuclear pact

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the same United Nations podium from which the United States yesterday denounced the accord curbing Iran’s nuclear programme as one of the ‘worst deals ever,’ today pledged his country’s continued adherence to the pact.

Iran implementing its nuclear commitments, UN atomic agency chief stresses

Iran is implementing its commitments under “the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime,” the United Nations atomic agency head said today, while at the same time voicing “grave concern” at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear programme.

News in Brief 17 July 2017 (PM)

UN “deeply concerned” for safety of civilians in Raqqa

The UN and the humanitarian community remain “deeply concerned” for the safety of people trapped in Raqqa city in Syria, the deputy UN spokesperson has said.

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (AM)

Iran parliament attack “barbaric and cowardly:” UN Security Council

The deadly terrorist attack on Iran’s parliament on Wednesday has been condemned in the strongest terms by the UN Security Council.

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