Ned Price

Price: US to study Iran response, sanctions were not helpful

The US State Department Spokesperson says major issues related to the Iranian nuclear deal have been largely settled. The US State Department Spokesperson, Ned Price, confirmed on Tuesday that the United States will continue to study Iran’s comments on the […]

EU and Iranian officials got discussions back on track in June after talks broke down

Iran submits ‘written response’ to EU nuclear deal draft

Iran has submitted a “written response” to a proposed nuclear deal, without offering any details, Iran’s official news agency reported. But sticking points that have held up a deal requires clarification, officials said. Iran has submitted a “written response” to […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with steelworkers at Ahvaz Steel in Iran

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am writing this letter to you as General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, representing more than fifty million workers in the mining, energy and manufacturing industries in 141 countries, to express our full support and […]

Breaking: Shocking demolition of homes and land grabs signals intensifying persecution of Iran’s Baháʼís

BIC GENEVA — In a cruel escalation, and just two days after previous attacks on Baháʼís across Iran, up to 200 Iranian government and local agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, in Mazandaran province, where a large number […]

Protests of the Ahvaz steelworkers gather apace!

Recent reports received by CODIR from Iran indicate that the current wave of industrial action throughout the country has significantly expanded in the past few days with the participation of workers in heavy industries. The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics […]

 

Demand for end of human rights abuses unites the Iranian people

On the occasion of United Nations Human Rights Day (10th December) the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to be a desperate one for anyone opposed to the regime.  Jane Green reports. Human rights abuse in […]

Iran: Global education union community rallies around arrested trade unionists and demand their release

As an organisation committed to trade union and human rights, Education International is demanding the release of Esmail Abdi and other arrested trade union leaders in Iran. There is a particular and urgent concern for Abdi’s health, severely affected after […]

CODIR: End violence against women in Iran!

UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN In October 2021, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, addressed the Security Council’s annual debate on women, peace, and security.  Mr. Guterres spoke of the rising rates of violence and misogyny experienced […]

Iran death penalty threat for abortion unlawful: UN rights experts

16 November 2021 Human Rights – UN News A new Iranian law that raises the prospect of the death penalty for abortion has been condemned by independent human rights experts, who have declared that is in “clear contravention of international […]

Iran: Execution of juvenile offender ‘deeply alarming and shocking’

24 November 2021 Human Rights – UN News Arman Abdolali, 25, is the second juvenile offender to be executed in the country this year.    OHCHR expressed serious concern that his case follows the pattern of child offenders being convicted after […]

The storm of protest by Iranian automobile workers has no end in sight!

An unprecedented wave of protest by workers at the Iran Khodro automobile company has engulfed the largest manufacturer in this sector in Iran since the dispute broke out in late-October, with industrial unrest spreading across the company’s three major sites […]

CODIR supports a prompt return to a fair and negotiated resolution of the stand-off regarding Iran’s nuclear issue

China: “Upholding and implementing the JCPOA is the only effective way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.” In a press conference on Friday 19 November, Zhao Lijian, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of […]

Iran: Release arbitrarily detained rights activist at imminent risk of flogging

Responding to the arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi on 16 November 2021 in Karaj, Alborz province, while attending a memorial for Ebrahim Ketabdar, who was killed by Iranian security forces during nationwide protests in November 2019, […]

Solidarity with the striking workers in Iran

Amidst the continuing waves of industrial action and unrest sweeping across Iran, CODIR is issuing a call for a campaign of solidarity with the striking workers of the Shafarood dam and reservoir complex in the country’s northern Gilan province. Workers […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Hunger-striking husband says UK must do more to secure her release

Richard Ratcliffe was speaking while on hunger strike outside the Foreign Office, where he is trying to force the government to help release his wife, who is being held in Iran. The British government is not doing enough to secure […]