The Beirut Bomber in Rouhani’s Cabinet

The Beirut Bomber in Rouhani’s Cabinet

Here’s a VERY interesting piece that is completely indicative of the true nature of Rouhani. He’s selected Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan as Defense Minister for his new cabinet, who is the SAME man  behind the murder of over 200 U.S. servicemen thirty years ago. How’s that for thawing the relations?

 

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Ahmed Shaheed, UN Human Rights Investigator for Iran, Releases his Newest Report

Ahmed Shaheed, UN Human Rights Investigator for Iran, Releases his Newest Report

By clicking the title, you will be taken to the document with Shaheed’s latest findings. The human rights record is still pretty grim in Iran according to Shaheed, and needs major adjustments. He summarizes this well in this telling paragraph: 

“The human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to warrant  serious concern, with no sign of improvement in the areas previously raised by the General Assembly or the various human rights monitoring mechanisms. This includes progress in advancing commitments accepted by the Government during its 2010 universal periodic review. Tensions between various aspects of the country’s laws and its human rights obligations, along with the capricious application of those laws, remain causes of the lack of progress. As a result, gender discrimination, as well as systemic and systematic violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, continue to characterize the human rights situation in the country.”