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Iran: Human Rights Caught Between Diplomatic Progress and Political Deadlock

Karim Lahidji | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

To praise Iran's president for his diplomatic successes means forgetting all too easily that the situation within the country has changed little, if at all, since his election.

Why Uganda's Sam Kutesa Must Not Be Allowed to Become UN General Assembly President

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

Mr. Secretary, as a global citizen who still cherishes and believes in the ideals of the United Nations, I urge you to do the right thing and revoke Mr. Kutesa's visa.

Obama Signs Unusual Legislation Blocking Iran's UN Envoy

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his t...

Why Iran Should Appoint a New Ambassador to the UN?

Omid Memarian | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Omid Memarian

Iran's decision to resist replacing Hamid Aboutalebi, as the Islamic Republic's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, is only increasing frustrations both in Tehran and Washington.

Why Is Obama Listening to Ted Cruz?

John Feffer | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
John Feffer

If the story stopped with Ted Cruz, it would be only an amusing anecdote. But, unbelievably, Cruz's measure won the unanimous support of both the Senate and the House. Unanimous? There was no one willing to stand up to bullyboys Ted Cruz and his ally Charles Schumer?

Talks With Iran Continue Amid Outrage Over Ambassador Pick

AP | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washingt...

Iran Has No Plans To Substitute UN Envoy Pick

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republi...

Cruz Slams 'Slap In The Face'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi as its ambassador at the United Nations is a "slap in the face." During a Thursda...

Was Iran's Nominee for the UN Ambassador Involved in the 1979 Hostage Taking?

Omid Memarian | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Ebrahim Asgharzadeh who was amongst the leading figures of occupying the U.S. embassy, told me in an interview from Tehran that the Iranian diplomat was not involved in any decision-making circles in the "hostage operation."

Ted Cruz Accuses Iran Of Tapping Hostage-Taker For Ambassador

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has chosen a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to serve as its ambassador at th...