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U.N. Chief to Iran: "So About Human Rights …"

Let's talk about getting some around here

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon veered off Iran's preferred script Wednesday, questioning the nation's human rights record at a high-profile international gathering that Iran views as a validation of its global standing.

Ban, seated next to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, apparently stunned his hosts at a meeting of so-called non-aligned nations when he told a news conference that the U.N. had "serious concerns" about human rights in Iran, the Associated Press reported.