Official Slams West's Biased Interpretation of Human Rights
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A senior Iranian judiciary official accused the western countries of abusing the UN mechanism to put a biased interpretation on the human rights, saying Iran opposes western-imposed perception of human rights.
“We are opposed to any kind of effort made by the western countries to insert biased interpretations of human rights documents, and we consider it a sort of abuse of the United Nations’ mechanisms,” Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani said.
He made the comment in a meeting with a delegation of Irish legislators here in Tehran on Monday.
The Irish parliamentary delegation, headed by Chairman of Irish Senate’s Foreign Policy Commission, arrived in Tehran on Saturday for 4-day official visit.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Larijani said Iran’s view on the human rights has its roots in “Islamic and cultural principles”, adding that the Islamic Republic will never approve a western version of the human rights, which he said aim to “change the lifestyle” in Iran.
In relevant remarks in October, Larijani had announced that Iran has made great achievements in promoting human rights and democratic governance to the extent that it has now the best democratic credentials in the Middle East, but the West has decided to ignore such accomplishments.
“Great democratic achievements and eye-catching progress of Iran in various political, scientific, social, and civil fields which have turned this country into the greatest democracy in the region, and even the only regional democracy, have always been ignored,” he said at the time.
“The biased political motives of some western countries have been the driving force behind these human rights aggression against our nation,” he had explained.