Judiciary Chief Raps Anti-Iran UN Human Rights Resolution
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mohammad Sadeq Amoli Larijani decried a recent western-sponsored UN resolution on the status of human rights in Iran, saying such moves stem from the fundamental rift between the West and the Islamic world.
Speaking in a meeting with high-ranking Iranian judiciary officials on Wednesday, Larijani said the western claim that Iran has violated human rights has its roots in the “basic difference” between the West and the Islamic world concerning the human rights.
On November 19, a UN General Assembly committee passed a draft resolution on the human rights situation in Iran.
The draft resolution, which condemns alleged human rights violations in Iran and was sponsored by Canada, was adopted by a vote of 83-36 with 62 abstentions by the 193-nation assembly's Third Committee, which focuses on human rights. It will be put to formal votes this month in the General Assembly and is expected to pass with similar support.
Amoli Larijani further criticized the global body for referring to the “biased and falsified” claims of those opposed to the Islamic Republic for drafting the resolution, and added that anti-revolutionary elements have spread vicious lies about Iran’s judiciary system.
Earlier in November, Iran's Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei had also said the draft UN resolution “does not acknowledge the positive human rights developments in the Iranian society."
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has taken a long-term approach and genuine measures to safeguard all human rights of its people," he added.
Khazaei had also accused Canada of brushing off “Iran’s enormous advancement” and presenting a resolution “devoid of facts.”