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Shirin Ebadi: Arrangements Should Not be Made to Conflict With People’s Interests

  Rooz spoke with prominent Iranian human rights activist and Nobel Peace prize winner about the impact of the recent nuclear framework agreement between Iran and the five major powers in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here are the excerpts. Rooz: Do you believe that as the West and Iran come to an understanding on the nuclear program, […]

Iranian Foreign Minister Summoned To Explain Walk With Kerry

  Iranian state media reported on January 25 that parliament has summoned Foreign Minister Javid Zarif to appear and explain his recent stroll with U.S. counterpart John Kerry during nuclear negotiations in Geneva. Zarif, who leads Tehran’s talks with the so-called P5+1 group of nations (Britain, China, France, Russia, and the United States, plus Germany), […]

EU Opens a new Chapter

  The repeated international negative reports on the appalling conditions of human rights in Iran have gradually turned into a judgment of Hassan Rouhani and his administration. First UN Secretary General Banki Moon announced to the Security Council that Rouhani has not taken any effective steps in addressing human rights issues despite his promises on […]

Tehran Says New U.S. Sanctions ‘Against Spirit’ Of Deal

  Iran’s deputy foreign minister says new U.S. measures targeting individuals and companies for supporting Tehran’s nuclear program are “against the spirit” of a deal reached in Geneva last month. Abbas Araghchi, who is on Iran’s negotiating team, said on December 13 that his government is evaluating the situation after the United States the previous […]

New Sanctions Would Sabotage Nuclear Talks and Stymie Human Rights in Iran

  The United States Congress should not impose further sanctions on Iran while the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries are ongoing as adopting new sanctions will seriously jeopardize all efforts to end Iran’s nuclear standoff and worsen their impact on ordinary Iranians, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. In […]

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