Masoud Dalvand

The Iranian regime does not want to conclude the negotiations by presenting impractical conditions. This is a well-known tactic of mullahs. Their purpose is to save time for acquiring nuclear weapons.

Tehran’s stance in nuclear talks in Vienna has been disappointing to all its counterparts, a US official told the media.
Tehran has used the five-month hiatus in talks to speed up its nuclear program in “provocative” ways, the official said.
Iran is “the reason why there is not … a mutual return to compliance” with the original nuclear deal, the American official added.
Even China and Russia “were taken quite aback” over Tehran’s stance and “share a sense of disappointment,” the official said.
In draft proposals, Tehran has increased sanctions relief demands and suggested fewer limits on its nuclear program.

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Originally published at on December 6, 2021.

UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman

In a report to the UN General Assembly Third Committee, UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman expressed alarm about continued human rights abuses in Iran.

Rehman, who monitors human rights in Iran, described the situation as “grim” and warned of “persistent impunity for serious violations of human rights law.”

Rehman also raised concern about the “alarming level of intimidation or persecution of those who call for accountability.”

“There is widespread and systemic impunity in the country for gross violations of human rights.”

“Without the involvement of the international community, such grave violations will continue,” Rehman said.

Originally published at on October 26, 2021.

Masoud Dalvand

Masoud Dalvand

Human rights activist and advocate of democracy, freedom, and justice in Iran.