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UNSC resolution calls for end to impunity for attacks on journalists

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned the frequent attacks against journalists worldwide and demanded an end to the impunity enjoyed by those guilty of violent crimes against members of the press.

The UN body unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by this month's Security Council president, Lithuania which also calls for the release of all professionals in the field of media "who have been kidnapped or taken as hostages, in situations of armed conflict."

Top US negotiator in Iran talks leaving State Department

The chief U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks will leave the State Department shortly after the talks end, the New York Times said on Wednesday.

Wendy Sherman, the State Department's under secretary for political affairs, is the fourth-ranking State Department official. She's a key member of Secretary of State John Kerry's team.

IRAN: Political prisoner Ali Moezi supports June 13 Paris rally

In a statement published from prison, Mr. Ali Moezi, the political prisoner being held in Karaj central priso, called on all Iranians outside the country to join the upcoming gathering of Iranian opposition on June 13 in Villepinte, Paris.

The Iranian communities the world over will gather in their biggest gathering ever, to stand up to Tehran, to highlight its egregious polices as the epicenter of Islamic extremism, and to call for a new Western policies that address the changing dynamics of the most volatile and strategically important region of the world while supporting democratic and anti-fundamentalist local movements and populations.

IRAN - Photos: Three prisoners hanged in public

Three young men were hanged in public in the city of Mashhad in northwestern Iran on Wednesday.

Two of prisoner who were hanged in one of the city’s main square were 23 years old while the third one was in his thirties.

The public hanging in Mashhad follows a wave of secret execution inside the countries prisons.

The Iranian regime’s henchmen have executed at least 22 prisoners in one of the many prisons in Iran during the three day period of May 23-25.

Congressman Hunter: US should arm Iraqi Sunnis fighting ISIS

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), a Marine veteran who served in Iraq, is urging the Pentagon to directly provide weapons to vetted Sunni tribal fighters who were recently routed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), The Hill reported.

In a May 27 letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Hunter said that it is his "firm belief" that the U.S. must arm Sunni fighters and embed U.S. special operators and coalition forces to call in airstrikes alongside Iraqi forces.

IAEA: Iranian military sites must be part of any nuclear deal

If Iran signs a nuclear deal with world powers it will have to accept inspections of its military sites, the head of the UN’s atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano told AFP in an interview.

Amano said Tehran has agreed to implementing the Additional Protocol of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that allows for snap inspections of its nuclear facilities, and if required, military sites.

However, differences have emerged over the interpretation of the protocol and the issue is far from resolved.

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