Tag Archives | United Nations (UN)

BBC appeals to UN over Harassment in Iran

For the first time in its history, the BBC is making an appeal to the United Nations in Geneva to protect the human rights of BBC journalists and their families. This unprecedented move comes in response to years of persecution and harassment by the Iranian authorities, which escalated in 2017. BBC Director General, Tony Hall, […]

UN Investigator Concerned at Torture in Iran

The U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has said she is worried about the fate of activists and political opponents arrested in the country. Asma Jahangir (pictured), who passed away in February, compiled a report for the U.N. Human Rights Council detailing the use of torture and the of the clampdown on freedom […]

Conserving Iran and Iraq’s Wetlands

There’s growing awareness in the Islamic Republic of Iran that wetlands are valuable and sustain livelihoods. Ramsar, “the gem of northern Iran”, is the town that gives its name to the Ramsar Convention. The Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use […]

EU Foreign Policy Chief reveals Iran Deal ‘Secret’

In order to sell the nuclear deal to domestic constituencies and the world, Iran and the P5+1 countries overpromised the benefits of the deal. But, despite public denials by those officials that the nuclear deal would lead to further negotiations over significant geopolitical issues, it did not stop a myriad of analysts and deal skeptics […]

Trump Remarks “Unlikely to Impact Oil Market”

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said he believed it was unlikely that American President Donald Trump’s recent assertions on Iran’s nuclear program would impact the oil market. Reacting to the US president’s recent remarks on Iran’s nuclear deal and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Mr. Zangeneh said: “I see it unlikely that […]

Video: Trump’s Iran Speech raises Int’l Concern

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal is raising international concerns. Many argue the US cannot unilaterally amend a security council resolution. Iran has also sent a formal letter of protest to the […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Corporate and Private Partnerships Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Facilitation Helping Babies Survive work shop, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Expert Trainer for ToT in participatory Program Cycle Management, Relief International (Source: UN) (Picture credit: Amir1140)

US “Unable to Stop Irans Oil Exports”

If the US reimposes sanctions on Iran’s oil sector without the support of Europe, China and Russia, it will see grudging and uneven compliance by international energy companies and will not be able to stop crude flows that returned to the market in 2015, according to sanctions expert Elizabeth Rosenberg, Platts reported. “Grudging compliance does […]

Iran “Abandons Hope for WTO Accession”

By Saeed Jalili, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Hope for Iran’s long-overdue accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) appears to have disappeared. The July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed between Tehran and six world powers, has done little to […]

Trump Blasts Iran Nuclear Deal in First Speech at UN

US president Donald Trump used his maiden speech at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to deplore July 2015 deal between Iran and world powers over the country’s nuclear program. Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that the internationally-negotiated nuclear agreement with Iran is an “embarrassment” to the United States. […]

Video: France’s Macron defends Iran Deal at UN

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. French President Emmanuel Macron stands firm that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudges Donald Trump to return to the fold:

UN Concerned at Condition of Prisoners in Iran

UN expert concerned at condition of prisoners on hunger strike in Iran The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir (pictured), has expressed her deep concern about the situation of a number of prisoners who have been on prolonged hunger strike to protest against their transfer to a high-security […]

UN condemns Iran’s ‘Illegal’ Execution of 12 People

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, has expressed outrage at the execution on 27 August of 12 people, including Alireza Madadpour, on drug-related charges. Mr. Shaheed had appealed publicly on 26 August to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the planned executions at Karaj Central Prison. […]

UN calls for Implementation of JCPOA

On anniversary of Iran deal, UN calls for implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action The top United Nations political official today called for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran reaffirmed that it would not seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons. “Fully implemented, the JCPOA will reinforce global non-proliferation […]

Tehran, UNCTAD sign Cooperation Agreement

Iran and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) signed a document to promote their cooperation. The cooperation agreement was signed during a ceremony between Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and Secretary General of UNCTAD Mukhisa Kituyi in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday. The Iranian minister also held meetings […]

UN adds Iranian Site to World Heritage List

By John Lee. The World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Iran’s Lut Desert to its World Heritage List. The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of Iran. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and […]

Rouhani Orders More Missiles in Response to New Sanctions

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Rouhani Orders More Missiles in Response to New Sanctions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the Defense Ministry to speed up its missile production following reports that the United States will sanction a number of […]

UN calls on Iran to Stop Intimidating Journalists

UN experts call on Iran to stop intimidating journalists ahead of parliamentary elections The authorities in Iran should stop arresting, prosecuting and harassing journalists and online activists, and provide a safe space for freedom of expression as the country prepares for parliamentary elections early next year, UN human rights experts said today. “Increasing intimidation of […]

NSC Opens Office to Oversee Iran Deal Implementation

By Laura Rozen, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The US National Security Council is joining the State Department in establishing a new office to oversee implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, to be headed by NSC Director for Nonproliferation Paul Irwin, a […]