U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Tehran to attend the NAM Summit, told a news conference as he sat next to Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, that the U.N. has “serious concerns” about Iran’s human rights record and urged the country to co-operate with the world body to improve freedoms.
“We have discussed how United Nations can work together with Iran to improve the human rights situation in Iran. We have our serious concerns on the human rights abuses and violations in this country," Ban said. (Associated Press, 29 August)
Photo Credit: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (left) and Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani. Tehran, 29 August 2012. (Mehr News Agency/Mohsen Norouzifard)