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Matt Ferner

Rights Groups Say Iran Is Executing Nearly 2 People A Day For Drug Crimes | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.19.2015 | World

In the first five months of the year, Iranian authorities may have executed nearly 250 people for drug offenses, according to multiple human rights or...

In Nuclear Talks, Iran Seeks To Avoid Specifics

The New York Times | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

PARIS — If an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capability is reached by deadline in the next seven days, one thing may be missing: an actual writ...

Major Nations Hold Talks On Ending U.N. Sanctions On Iran: Officials

Reuters | LOUIS CHARBONNEAU | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreeme...

U.N. Finds Iran Violating Arms Shipment Embargo

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (Reuters) - A U.N. expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapon...

Hassan Rouhani Greeted With Protests, Eggs As Iran Wrestles With U.S. Outreach

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

It wasn't exactly a hero's welcome. When Hassan Rouhani, the moderate president of Iran who raised American hopes for a new era of diplomacy and n...

Christina Wilkie

Getting Warmer: U.S., Iran Play Nice Ahead Of U.N. Meetings | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday confirmed that Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet face to face with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Za...

Joshua Hersh

Obama's Strategy Of Talking To Countries Instead Of Going To War Might Just Be Crazy Enough To Work | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- When a less-gray-haired Sen. Barack Obama declared, early in his first presidential campaign, that he would be willing to meet with the ...

What the Iranian People Expect of Ban Ki-Moon

Dokhi Fassihian | Posted 10.26.2012 | World
Dokhi Fassihian

The Iranian people are no less deserving of the UN's attention than citizens in Syria, Israel, and elsewhere. The Secretary General should not forget his duty to uphold the principles of the UN Charter, which includes the promotion of human rights.

Iran, Nuclear Watchdog Gear Up For New Round Of Nuke Talks

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, June 8 (Reuters) - Iran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog began a new round of talks on Friday in an at...

US May Accept Iran's Uranium Pursuit

Financial Times | Daniel Dombey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US officials are considering whether to accept Iran's pursuit of uranium enrichment, which has been outlawed by the United Nations and remains at the ...

Bush's Final Gift: Gaza

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Just when we thought it was impossible for the calamitous George Bush and Svengali Dick Cheney to do any more damage to the world or to America's inte...

The Human Cost of Ahmadinejad's Rule

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hadi Ghaemi

When President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations today, he did not mention conditions in prisons, escalating executions or how he manages his increasingly repressive domestic regime.

UN's Top Nuke Expert: Iran Strike "Would Lead Absolutely To Disaster"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prior to the Iraq war, International Atomic Energy Agency chairman Mohammed ElBaradei warned there was "no evidence of ongoing prohibited nuclear or n...