Human Rights



  • yemen 2016-06-11 11:55

    Iranian HR activists blast UN for removing Saudi from blacklist

    TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) – Iranian human rights NGO ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’ has condemned a UN decision to remove Saudi Arabia from a blacklist of countries and groups accused of violating children’s rights.

  • حسین جابری انصاری سخنگوی وزارت خارجه 2016-06-01 09:36

    FM spokesman:

    Court action against political leaders ‘no solution to Bahrain issues’

    TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Spokesman Jaberi Ansari condemned on Tuesday the measures taken against political leaders in Bahrain, saying such moves will ultimately benefit the extremists.

  • zarif 2016-05-16 22:18


    Arab world now ‘suffering legitimacy crisis’

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – Iran’s Javad Zarif has told a conference in Tehran Iran’s security is endogenous, ruling out the need to foreign aid in providing security.

  • دیدار رئیس جمهور آفریقای جنوبی با رهبر معظم انقلاب 2016-04-25 22:33

    Iran, South Africa issue joint communiqué

    TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) – Iran and RSA have issued a joint communiqué at the end of President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Tehran.

  • دیدار مسئول سیاست خارجی اتحادیه اروپا با وزیرامورخارجه 2016-04-16 16:03


    Iran’s missile program ‘not violating JCPOA’

    TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (MNA) – EU foreign policy chief has participated in a joint press conference with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister and a frequent partner in nuclear talks.

  •     2016/04/03

    By: Parfait Onanga-Anyanga

    The Fight against Sexual Exploitation

    TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) –A few days ago, I woke up to yet another horrible allegation against peacekeepers serving in the UN Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), the peacekeeping operation that I lead.

  • حضور صادق حسین جابری انصاری در خبرگزاری مهر 2016-03-25 16:28

    FM Spokesperson:

    Extension of Ahmed Shaheed’s mandate ‘lacking legitimacy’

    TEHRAN, Mar. 25 (MNA) – Foreign ministry spokesperson has denounced extension of UN Special Rapporteur of Iran human rights record as ‘lacking necessity and legitimacy.’

  • حضور صادق حسین جابری انصاری در خبرگزاری مهر 2016-03-16 11:02

    FM spokesman:

    Human rights report on Iran ‘politically-motivated, biased’

    TEHRAN, Mar. 16 (MNA) – FM Spokesman Jaberi Ansari said Ahmad Shaheed’s report on the human rights situation in Iran has biased content and been compiled with ‘political objectives’ and a discriminatory agenda.

  • ZARIF 2016-03-14 12:38


    Iran missile tests not against nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Zarif stressed Mon. the country’s missile tests do not violate the nuclear deal, adding Iran spends a fraction of any other country in the region on defense.

  • javad larijani 2016-03-03 21:59

    Venezuela backs Iran against HR accusations  

    GENEVA, Mar. 03 (MNA) – Iran’s Human Rights HQ chief Mohammad Javad Larijani who is in Geneva for Human Rights Council met with Venezuelan FM.

  • Yousif Al-Muhafdah 2016-02-20 13:14

    Bahraini activist Yousif Al-Muhafdah:

    Saudi, UAE enemy of democracy in Persian Gulf states

    TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (MNA) – BCHR Vice-President Said Yousif Al-Muhafdah says the reason the 2011 democratic uprising in Bahrain was crushed was the opposition of Saudi Arabia and UAE to democracy in the Persian Gulf region, as well as US and UK hypocrisy.

  • bahrain 2016-02-14 12:12

    VIDEO: Al Khalifa forces arrest 13-year-old child

    TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (MNA) – As Bahrain enters 5th year after the 2011 uprisings, Bahraini activists announced military forces affiliated with Al Khalifa have arrested a thirteen-year-old child, Mohammad Jafar Yahya, in Sitra, south of Manama. Al Khalifa regime has a long history in arresting and torturing children on charges of participation in anti-government protests.

  • assange 2016-02-06 16:00

    By: Carlos Latuff

    UN says Assange 'unlawfully detained'

    TEHRAN, Feb. 06 (MNA) – The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention announced on Fri. Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the UK since 2010. In this case the UK and Sweden must immediately release and compensate him for his “deprivation of liberty.” Hammond called the panel’s finding “ridiculous.”

  • محمد جواد ظریف 2016-02-05 13:38

    Zarif warns against human rights status in West

    LONDON, Feb. 05 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Zarif articulated his concerns about human rights violation, Islamophobia, and discrimination against Muslims in Western countries.

  • ایران ژاپن نفت 2016-02-03 21:50

    Iran, Japan to engage in ‘human rights talks’

    TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry will host the 11th round of Iran-Japan human rights talks.

  • yemen 2016-01-15 16:55

    VIDEO: Saudi continues brutal attacks on Sana'a

    TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – The Saudi-led coalition has intensified airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi regime, losing thousands of innocent lives to the attacks.

  • saudi 2016-01-05 16:36

    By: Carlos Lattuf

    Absurdity of Saudi's position in UN human rights panel

    TEHRAN, Jan. 05 (MNA) – Executing 47 people in a single day, among whom was a top cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, casts a definite shadow of absurdity on Saudi regime's place on the UN human rights council.

  • Amir-Abdollahian 2016-01-04 09:37


    S Arabia cannot evade ‘big mistake’ by cutting ties

    TEHRAN, Jan. 04 (MNA) – Iranian deputy FM Amir-Abdollahian said Saudi Arabia cannot bury its big mistake of executing Sheikh Nimr by breaking off diplomatic ties with Tehran.

  • amnesty 2016-01-03 10:46

    Amnesty Intl. slams Saudi for utter disregard for human life

    TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) – Amnesty International has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s authorities for their utter disregard for human rights and life by executing 47 people in a single day.

  • نقوی حسینی 2016-01-02 13:29


    ‘Saudi Arabia on verge of collapse’

    TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) – An Iranian parliamentarian has maintained that Saudi Arabia has executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr on behalf of the Zionist regime, noting that the act is a sign of Saudi's collapse.

  • Nimr 2016-01-02 11:36

    Saudi Arabia executes prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr

    TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) – The Saudi Interior Ministry on Saturday said prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was executed along 46 others, Saudi media reported.

  • genocide 2015-12-09 14:46

    UN Sec. Gen.:

    ‘Protect individuals from gross human rights violations’

    TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – UN Secy. Gen. Ban Ki-moon in his message on the 1st observance of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, 9 December 2015, called for recognition of the need to protect individuals from gross human rights violations.

  • Nimr 2015-12-05 15:10

    IHRC appeals to UN to help halt cleric's execution

    TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) – IHRC has written again to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urging its intervention to help stop the execution of imprisoned Saudi scholar Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.

  • محمد جواد لاریجانی 2015-11-26 17:03

    ISIL supporters, big human rights’ violators

    TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (MNA) – Swiss FM official Rossier met with Iran’s Human Rights authority and discussed ways to establish peace and justice in the world.

  • محمد جواد ظریف 2015-11-21 18:31


    UN resolution approved through ‘undemocratic mechanism’

    TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced UN recent resolution on Iran’s human rights record as a means for ‘hypocrites which do not understand human rights.’

  •   2015-11-21 16:02

    Genocide Memorial Day 2016 to home in on WMD

    TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – The continuing debate about weapons of mass destruction is set to dominate next year's Genocide Memorial Day.

  • dehghani 2015-11-21 15:25

    Iran raps UNGA for anti-Syria resolution

    NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (MNA) – The recent General Assembly anti-Syria resolution was vehemently criticized by Iran’s senior UN diplomat.

  • Austria_Iran_Nuclear_Talks-03635-2500.jpg 2015-11-21 10:26

    Iran slams UN HR resolution as ‘politicized’ distortion of facts

    TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Iran has criticized countries backing a UN resolution on alleged human rights violation for spreading ‘Iranophobia’ when they should be more focused on fighting threats from violent extremists in the region.

  • dehghani 2015-11-17 14:11

    NAM slams political misuse of human rights

    TEHRAN, Nov. 17 (MNA) – Iran's UN envoy Dehghani on behalf of NAM member states denounced the misuse of human rights for advancing political purposes which would undermine the universal foundation of human rights.

  • دیدار معاون بین الملل وزیر خارجه با سفرای خارجی مقیم تهران 2015-11-16 20:27


    Trade agreement with Iran possible ‘the day after JCPOA implementation’

    TEHRAN, Nov. 16 (MNA) – Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator has told a meeting of foreign ambassadors to Tehran signing trade agreements will be a reality the day after JCPOA implementation.