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UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions of juveniles on death row

Expressing concern over a “surge” in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the United Nations top human rights official called on the country to abide by its obligations under international law and immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were under the age of eighteen.

UN chief welcomes second anniversary of ‘Implementation Day’ for Iran nuclear deal

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015.

In wake of violent protests in Iran, UN Security Council meets to take stock of situation

Even though days of anti-Government protests across Iran appear to have ebbed, a senior United Nations political official said Friday the UN will continue to monitor the situation and engage with Iranian authorities on addressing the legitimate concerns of the population through peaceful means.

Amid wave of protests in Iran, UN rights chief urges impartial probe into all acts of violence

The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities to handle the protests that have taken place around the country “with great care” so as not to further inflame violence and unrest.

UN regrets reported loss of life amid Iranian protests

The United Nations regrets the reported loss of life resulting from the protests in Iran, and hopes that further violence will be avoided, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.