The U.S. articulated its concern over the persecution of Baha’is and other religious minority groups in Iran. May 14 marks the second year since seven Baha’i leaders were imprisoned and the schedule for the next hearing has not been set. Meanwhile, Iran Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki called for “a change of attitude and conduct in global interactions” in the 32nd Meeting of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of G-15, held in Tehran May 15, which preceded a G-15 heads-of-state gathering the following day.

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      Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.