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  7/10/2013, Av 3, 5773

Iran, Syria to Seek Seats on UN Human Rights Council

Some of the most oppressive regimes worldwide, possibly including Iran and Syria, are vying to serve on the United Nations' Human Rights Council, Fox News reported.

Algeria, Chad, China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam have all announced plans to run in a November election to fill 14 seats for the 2014-16 period.