Iran's continued assault on human rights

President Rouhani has failed to deliver on promises to protect civil rights and respect religious minorities’ rights.

UN Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Human Rights Council on March 2.
Gerald Filson
Published: Thursday, 12/17/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/05/2016 10:41 am EST

The heralded Iranian nuclear deal has prompted a number of Western countries to begin expanding their economic and political relationships with Iran. Trade negotiations have started and Iran was welcomed to participate in the Syria peace talks. In November, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was welcomed in visits to several European countries.

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