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U.N. Rejects Iran's Bid for Seat on Women's Rights Panel
The United Nations on Wednesday rejected Iran's bid for a seat to the board of the new U.N. agency to promote equality for women after fierce opposition from the United States and human rights groups to Tehran's treatment of women.
But the U.N. accepted the bid of Saudi Arabia, which is also opposed by human rights groups.
Iran, which has been criticized for its record on women's rights, received only 19 votes -- short of the necessary 28 votes for approval.
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