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UN sanctions against Iranians in arms smuggling 
Saturday, 21 April 2012 
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The United Nations has added two Iranians and a company to its sanctions blacklist over their involvement in arms smuggling through Nigeria, officials said Friday. 



 

CNN Poll: Iran a bigger threat to U.S. than North Korea 
Thursday, 19 April 2012 
By CNN's Political Unit
Americans see Iran as a bigger threat to the United States than North Korea, according to a new poll. 

UN sanctions against Iranians in arms smuggling 
Saturday, 21 April 2012 
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The United Nations has added two Iranians and a company to its sanctions blacklist over their involvement in arms smuggling through Nigeria, officials said Friday.  

Iran nuclear talks spark skepticism 
Monday, 16 April 2012 
The Wall Street Journal 
By JAY SOLOMON and JOE PARKINSON
ISTANBUL—Renewed negotiations between Iran and international powers over Tehran's nuclear program this weekend already are facing fire from Israel and American lawmakers, who fear the Islamic Republic is seeking to use the revived diplomatic track to forestall additional economic sanctions while continuing to advance its nuclear work
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US rules out easing Iran sanctions 
Monday, 16 April 2012 
WASHINGTON (AFP)— The United States on Monday ruled out Iran's call for a lifting of sanctions, saying that the Islamic republic must first address concerns over its nuclear program in "concrete" ways.
 

West will soon have to accept nuclear Iran: Iran MP 
Sunday, 08 April 2012 
By Marcus George
DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior Iranian lawmaker warned Western powers they would soon have to accept the reality of the country's nuclear advances, Iran's state news agency reported late on Saturday, days before talks are set to re-open on its disputed nuclear programme.
 

Sacrifice of Christ can alert us to plight of Iranians at Camp Ashraf 
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:18 
RITE & REASON: This Holy Week marks a great betrayal. Sadly, it echoes with much more contemporary events
WHEN, IF ever, is it expedient that one man should die for the people? This is the week in which Caiaphas is remembered as the advocate of expediency, advising the Sanhedrin, in advance of the arrest of Jesus, that it was for the greater good that one man should die for the people. Where expediency is the doctrine, justice becomes the victim of collateral damage.
 

 'Alarming' surge in executions, says Amnesty 
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 
BBC: Amnesty International says there was a surge in the number of executions carried out worldwide in 2011, mainly centered in the Middle East.
In an annual report, the group said Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia were most responsible for the increase. 
But it also noted that China executed more people than the rest of the world put together
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Iran: U.N. report blasts human rights offenses 
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 
The New York Times By RICK GLADSTONE
  A United Nations investigator of Iran’s human rights record castigated its government for what he called evidence of “a striking pattern of violations of fundamental human rights guaranteed under international law.” 
  

Iran ups repression of dissent ahead of vote: Amnesty 
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 
NICOSIA (AFP) — Iran has escalated its crackdown on freedom of expression ahead of this week's parliamentary election, Amnesty International said in a report published on Tuesday.   



US: Strong signs Iran is giving Syria weapons 
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 
The Associated Press By JULIE PACE, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A recent visit by the commander of Iran's elite Quds force to Damascus is the strongest sign yet that Iran is supplying weapons to aid Bashar Assad's crackdown on the Syrian people, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.


 

UN denounces human rights violations in Iran 
Monday, 19 December 2011 
The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution denouncing serious human rights violations in Iran ranging from flogging and amputations to frequent use of the death penalty.