Amnesty has called for an investigation on Ebrahim Raisi over forcible disappearance and extrajudicial execution in secret of thousands of opposition prisoners in 1988 while serving as Tehran's deputy prosecutor.
The State Department announced Friday that Blinken will spend a week in Europe, a trip set to begin with participation in an international conference on Libya, and including talks with the leaders of Germany and France.
Abdullah Abdullah, head of the Afghanistan's National Reconciliation Council, expressed fears that the Taliban will carry on fighting instead of entering a political settlement with the Kabul administration after US and NATO troops leave.
The lawyer for the former IS bride, who is challenging a decision to revoke her British citizenship on national security grounds, claimed Begum was "a child trafficked to Syria for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced marriage".
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the early election in the hopes of renewing his mandate after a humiliating military defeat to Azerbaijan last year but is in a tight race with his main rival, former leader Robert Kocharyan.