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Iran Refuses U.N. Inspections Of Nuclear Sites

AP | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran's nuclear site...

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...

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...

White House Makes Clear To Iran: U.N. Ambassador Choice 'Not Viable'

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

(Adds background on U.S. ability to deny visas to diplomats, Iranian comment, paragraphs 6 and 12) WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The...

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...

Iran Uninvited To Syria Peace Talks

AP | RYAN LUCAS and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.22.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monda...

In Geneva, U.S. and Iran Near the Finish Line

Reza Marashi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Reza Marashi

One did not have to be in Geneva to see the obvious: more progress was made over the past three days than in the past three decades combined.

Iran's Newfound Engagement Should Extend to Human Rights

Dokhi Fassihian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dokhi Fassihian

The international community has the responsibility to elevate the human rights portfolio on par with other issues, and to induce Iran's cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council and its appointed mandate holder.

Iran: UN Talks Signal 'New Era'

AP | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign ministry says a planned meeting this week at the United Nations to discuss restarting nuclear talks signals the be...

Iran: We Will Retaliate Against Any Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Iran responded to Israel's "red line" for Tehran's nuclear program on Thursday by declaring it was strong enough t...

Iran Shrouds Suspected Nuclear Site

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

VIENNA -- Iran has shrouded a building that the U.N. nuclear agency suspects was used for secret work on atomic weapons, meaning spy satellites can no...

FAILED DEAL: Tensions Flare Over Iran's Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran failed on Friday to strike a deal aimed at allaying con...

U.N: Nuclear Talks 'Dissapointing'

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it made no progress in talks with Iran on Friday to seal ...

UN Nuclear Chief On Crucial Iran Mission

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency pushed Monday for a breakthrough pact with Iran to resume inspections into suspected secret a...

UN Inspectors Push Iran On Military Site Access

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, May 14 (Reuters) - A senior U.N. nuclear official said Iran must give his inspectors access to info...

Iran, UN To Resume Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

VIENNA, April 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed on Saturday it will resume talks with Iran in mid-May, more than two mont...

Iran: UN Inspectors To Be Allowed Into Secret Site

AP | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran says it will allow U.N. inspectors access to a secret military complex where the U.N. nuclear agency suspects secret atomic work h...

Ban Ki-Moon: There's No 'Plan B' On Iran

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

VIENNA — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Iran must disprove allegations that it is secretly developing nuclear weapons, but ...

Iran Begins New Military Exercises

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran began ground military exercises Saturday and defiantly warned that it could cut off oil exports to "hostile" European nation...

UN Nuclear Officials Warn Iran Ahead Of Visit

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 03.29.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A U.N. nuclear team arrived in Tehran early Sunday for a mission expected to focus on Iran's alleged attempt to develop nuclear w...

Russia, West Agree On Text Criticizing Iran

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

VIENNA — The U.N. atomic agency's new resolution on Iran criticizes Tehran's nuclear defiance but, in a concession to Russia and China, does not...

UN Delegates Storm Out During Ahmadinejad Speech

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacke...

WATCH: Live Updates From The UN General Assembly, Day Two

Posted 11.22.2011 | World

The 66th Session of the U.N. General Assembly debate continues today in New York City with remarks expected from President of the European Council Her...

A Bad Bargain for All

Roya Boroumand | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roya Boroumand

Iran's influence on the board of UN Women is a threat to the progress achieved by women's rights movements in Muslim countries that still linger under centuries-old traditions and autocratic regimes.

Ahmadinejad Next Week at the U.N. -- What to Watch For

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address the United Nations General Assembly next Thursday. Will he deny the Holocaust? Will he demean women and African Americans?