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Iran Withdraws Bid for UN Human Rights Council

Iran said, Thursday, that it has decided to withdraw its bid for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. A government spokesman did not elaborate.

The Islamic Republic's candidacy drew criticism from Israel and the United States, as did the candidacy of Syria.

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