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Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.

Iran Tops the List as an Enemy of Human Rights

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Tala Dowlatshahi The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) is meeting this month at its annual session to grade governments on their treatment of their ci...

Iran Accuses U.S. Of Bribing UN Human Rights Investigator

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian official has accused the U.N. special rapporteur for human rights in Iran of taking bribes from the United States, the semi...

Iran and the Futility of Denial Diplomacy at the UN Human Rights Council

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Omid Memarian

Considering Javad Larijani's inability to build coalitions with other UN member states and in view of his aggressive conduct, expecting him and his team to effect changes in Iran's standing within the UN appears highly unlikely.

Will Iran's Human Rights Case End Up at the Security Council?

Omid Memarian | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Omid Memarian

"I do not regard the country mandate as a punitive measure. This is the start of a process that we can hopefully work through peacefully and collaboratively."

Why Did Iran Say "NO" to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights?

Omid Memarian | Posted 09.04.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Considering the dire human rights situation in Iran, it seems that Tehran has found it politically very costly to let a foreign independent inspector visit the country.