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Trump to study 'dumb' Australian immigrants deal

Washington, Feb 2 (IBNS): Slamming former President Barack Obama, US President Donald Trump said he's going to study the 'dumb' Australian immigration deal agreed by the former government.

Iran: UN rights expert warns prisoners of conscience at risk of death after prolonged hunger strike

New York, Jan 10 (Just Earth News): Raising alarm over the health of several prisoners of conscience in Iran, who have been on a prolonged hunger strike contesting the legality of their detention, the United Nations expert on the human rights situation there urged the authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release all those who have been arbitrarily arrested, detained and prosecuted for exercising their rights.

Iran: Two trains collide, 45 killed

Tehran, Nov 26 (IBNS): At least 45 people were killed as two trains collided in Iran on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

UN human rights chief deplores mass executions in Iran

New York, Aug 5 (Just Earth News) The United Nations human rights chief on Fridaydeplored the execution of 20 people in Iran this week for purported terrorism-related offences.

UN rights office ‘appalled’ by Iran’s sentencing of anti-death penalty campaigner

New York, May 21(Just Earth News):The United Nations human rights arm on Friday denounced Iran’s sentencing of an already-imprisoned human right defender, Nargis Mohammadi, to 16 years in prison, calling for the immediate release of her and all those detained for merely exercising their human rights.

Iran: UN rights chief calls for end to executions for drug offences

New York, Apr 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday appealed to Iran to halt executions for drug offences until the new Parliament debates a proposed law that would remove the mandatory death penalty for drug crimes.

Following missile launch, Ban calls on Iran not to increase tensions through ‘hasty actions’

New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Following Wednesday’s ballistic missile launch conducted by Iran, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the Government “to act with moderation, caution and the good sense not to increase tensions through any hasty actions.”

UN welcomes report on Iran completing required nuclear measures, calling it 'significant milestone'

New York, Jan 17 (IBNS) Following the release of a report confirming that Iran has completed necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of a plan of action aiming to resolve the nuclear issue, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday welcomed the achievement of having reached “Implementation Day,” highlighting that he is heartened by the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

Iran deal: International sanctions lifted

Washington, Jan 17 (IBNS): In a significant move, international sanction on Iran was lifted on Saturday after the International Atomic Energy Agency verified that the country has completed the necessary steps under the Iran deal which will ensure its nuclear program is and remains exclusively peaceful.

Iran blames Saudi Arabia for airstrikes on their Yemen embassy

Sana'a/Tehran, Jan 7 (IBNS) Iran blamed Saudi Arabia for violating International rules and launching an airstrike on their Yemen embassy in Sana'a on Thursday which reportedly injured some staffs, according to reports.

UN ends probe into Iran’s past nuclear activities, moving international accord closer to implementation

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations nuclear watchdog on Tuesday closed the book on the possible military aspects of Iran’s nuclear programme, finding that they were limited to feasibility and scientific studies and did not proceed beyond 2009, bringing an international nuclear accord with Iran a step closer to implementation.

Iran: UN rights experts outraged at the execution of two juvenile offenders

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): United Nations human rights experts on Friday expressed their outrage and profound sadness at the execution of a juvenile offender convicted for the death of her husband, whom she had been forced to marry at the age of 16, and which follows the death of a young man last week, who’d been sentenced to death at age 17.

Iran: UN deputy chief highlights country's contributions over the decades

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Commemorating in Tehran the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Deputy Secretary-General has highlighted the contributions Iran has made to the global community over the decades, as well as the significant challenges the country still faces.

Head of UN atomic watchdog reports 'significant' progress in resolving outstanding issues with Iran

ew York, Sept 22 (IBNS) Significant progress has been achieved in the implementation of a road-map to resolve all outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today, after visiting a nuclear site and meeting senior Government officials, including the President, over the weekend.

UN atomic energy agency receives documents from Iran on nuclear programme

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has received from Iran information on its nuclear activities in accordance with an agreement signed between the two parties in order for the watchdog agency to assess possible military dimensions of the programme by year's end.