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Zarif Addresses UN Arms Conference

On April 27, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for the complete elim

US, UN Condemn Attack on Iranian Ambassador in Yemen

             On December 3, a car bomb exploded near the home of Iran’s ambassador to Yemen in the capital Sanaa.

UN Report: Human Rights Undermined

            On October 23, the U.N.

In Tweets: Rouhani’s Trip to New York

            President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York for the 2014 U.N.

UN: Mixed Progress on Iran Nuke Program

            Iran has begun fulfilling additional commitments it made in July to rollback its nuclear program, according to the latest quar

UN: Iran Complying with Interim Nuke Deal

             On August 20, the U.N.

UN: Iran Complying with Interim Nuke Deal

            On May 23, the U.N.

Iran and IAEA: On Past Military Dimensions

           On May 21, Iran and the U.N.

U.N. Report: Iran Cut Nuclear Stockpile 75%

            Iran is ahead of schedule in implementing the interim nuclear deal, according to the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

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

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