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Zarif calls for immediate intl. action to save Muslims in Myanmar

Zarif calls for immediate intl. action to save Muslims in Myanmar

TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (Press Shia) – In a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Iranian foreign minister called for immediate action by the international communities against organized violence against Muslims in Myanmar.Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his letter to UN Secretary-Genera António Guterresl on Friday, said the Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready and willing...

UN chief condemns attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali 

UN chief condemns attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali 

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the attacks against the camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.The secretary general stressed that attacks targeting UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law, Guterres' deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement. In Monday's attacks on the camps of the UN...

Alison Smale of UK named new UN communications chief

Alison Smale of UK named new UN communications chief

TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations Department of Public Information.She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her commitment and dedicated service to the Organization. The...

Low-or middle-income countries host 84% of world refugees

Low-or middle-income countries host 84% of world refugees

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (Press Shia Agency) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his message for World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017, said today, 84 per cent of the world’s refugees are hosted by low-or middle-income countries.World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or persecution.  The latest figures from the...

UN SG supports UNRWA after criticism by Israeli regime

UN SG supports UNRWA after criticism by Israeli regime

NEW YORK, Jun. 13 (Press Shia Agency) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guiterres ratified his support to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), after Benjamin Netanyahu called to dismantle it.In a statement, the secretary-general showed his concern about the public criticism to a UN agency that deals with 5,300,000 Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza...

Zarif, UN chief discuss Tehran attacks, regional issues in Astana

Zarif, UN chief discuss Tehran attacks, regional issues in Astana

TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (Press Shia Agency) – UN Secretary General António Guterres in a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Kazakhstan and condemned the terrorist attack in Tehran and sympathized with the Iranian government and nation.The two sides met in Astana on Thursday and exchanged views on international and regional issues, especially the situation in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. ...

UNSG condemns Tehran twin attacks

UNSG condemns Tehran twin attacks

TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (Press Shia) – UN Secretary General António Guterres slammed Tehran terrorist attacks in a phone call with Iranian envoy Gholamali Khoshroo.Extending his condolence and sympathy to Iranian nation and government, Guterres underlined that United Nations strongly and seriously denounces the attacks in Tehran. “UN is beside Iranian nation in fight against terrorism, which...

More than 1.5K migrants, refugees died crossing Mediterranean in 2017

More than 1.5K migrants, refugees died crossing Mediterranean in 2017

TEHRAN, May 28 (Press Shia) – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) said Friday that 1,530 migrants and refugees died crossing the Mediterranean in 2017.The IOM reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea this year, with over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN...

World leaders felicitate Rouhani on reelection

World leaders felicitate Rouhani on reelection

TEHRAN, May 24 (Press Shia) – A number of international officials congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on his reelection as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.Speaking among reporters on Tuesday, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Stephane Dujarric, submitted Guterres' felicitation to President Rouhani, saying he looks forward to continue working...

UN chief urges all sides to restore calm, stop violence

UN chief urges all sides to restore calm, stop violence

NEW YORK, May 22 (Press Shia Agency) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief's spokesman said today."The Secretary-General is particularly disturbed by the high number of fatalities as well as reports of...

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