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Congress Rejects Iran’s UN Envoy Pick

             On April 7, the Senate unanimously passed a bill by Ted Cruz (R-TX) barring known terrorists from obtaining visas to ente

Zarif Condemns Attacks in Letter to U.N.

           On March 26, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to U.N.

UN Watchdog: Iran Implementing Nuke Deal

       On March 3, the U.N.

UN Report: Iran’s Uranium Stockpile Shrunk

            Iran’s stockpile of higher-enriched uranium has shrunk significantly for the first time in four years, according to a ne

Iran and U.N. Watchdog Agree on Next Steps

            On February 8 and 9, the U.N.

Iran Disinvited from Syria Peace Talks

            On January 20, the United Nations revoked its invitation to Iran to attend the peace talks on Syria.

Day 1 of Nuke Deal: US, IAEA, EU Remarks

            The nuclear deal between Iran and the world’s six major powers went into effect on January 20.

Iran to Attend Syria Peace Talks

            On January 19, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced that Iran had been invited to join the peace talks on Syria.

UN Report: Iran Has Slowed Nuclear Program

            Iran has virtually halted upgrading its uranium enrichment capacity, according to the latest quarterly report from the Internat

Iran Provides UN More Access to Nuclear Sites

            On November 11, Iran agreed to provide the U.N. nuclear watchdog with greater access to its nuclear sites.

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief on Iran

            On November 1, the U.N.

US Views of Iran Improve After UN Assembly

            Diplomatic overtures from Iran during the U.N.

Report: Principles for Unwinding Sanctions

            Iran may be ready to limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, but removing punitive measures would require &

Zarif Diary on Historic US-Iran Talks

      In an all-time first for Iranian diplomacy, new

Rouhani Briefs Iranians on US Visit

            On September 29, President Hassan Rouhani briefed Iranians on his visit to the United Nations and his phone conversation with

Rouhani Calls for Nuke-Free World

      On September 26, President Hassan Rouhani called fo

US Reaction to Rouhani at UN: Part 1

             Senior U.S.

Rouhani’s Debut Address to UN

            On September 24, President Hassan Rouhani delivered his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly.

Rouhani’s UN Speech in Tweets

           President Hassan Rouhani’s office released a flurry of more than 40 tweets during and immediately after his September 24 addre

Obama Speaks on Iran at UN

      President Barack Obama told the U.N.

Khatami: Diplomacy now unrivaled chance

            Former President Mohammad Khatami has called on the international community to engage in dialogue with his successor to solve l

Zarif Pens Diary About U.S. Visit

            In an all-time first for Iranian diplomacy, new Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has been chronicling his visit to New Yo

Key Quotes from Earlier U.N. Speeches

           The following are excerpts from speeches by top Iranian leaders from the U.N. General Assembly opening going back to 1987.

Rouhani’s First US Television Interview

      In his first American television interview,

U.N. Report: Iran Slowing Nuke Program

            Iran has made slow but steady progress on its nuclear program, according to a new quarterly report by the International Atomic

Sign of Changing Times?

            In unusual coverage of a diplomatic visit, the Iranian press issued several pictures of new Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran: Record High Foreign Investment

            Foreign direct investment in Iran surpassed $4.8 billion in 2012, a record high for the Islamic Republic according to a new U.N.

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