Iran’s senior diplomat at the United Nations referred to the assassination of the country’s prominent scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as a clear manifestation of state terrorism aimed at jeopardizing international and regional peace, and stressed it “needs to be strongly and immediately condemned by the international community.”
In a breakthrough a month after deadly conflict cut off Ethiopia’s Tigray region from the world, the United Nations on Wednesday said it and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access, at least for areas under federal government control after the prime minister’s declaration of victory over the weekend.
The United Nations human rights chief voiced alarm on Tuesday at reports of a heavy buildup of tanks and artillery around the Tigrayan regional capital of Mekelle after the Ethiopian government’s ultimatum to surrender before a threatened attack.
Iran’s foreign minister stressed the need for an end to Saudi-led attacks against Yemen and a political process to resolve the conflict there, saying the world community has a “moral responsibility” to help bring an end to the tragedy unfolding in the war-torn country and hold the aggressors accountable.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged the international community to remain committed to Afghanistan at this critical juncture, calling for greater support for Afghan refugees, internally displaced and returnees.
The Foundation of Dialogue and Solidarity of United Nations (FODASUN) will hold a webinar on the philosophy of the prominent Persian philosopher and physician of the 10th century, Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina.