Spokeswoman Blasts Anti-Iran UN Human Rights Resolution
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman slammed as politically-tainted the recent human rights resolution against the country, saying it lacks legitimacy and has been adopted based on double-standard attitude.
Reacting to the recent anti-Iran resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council, Mariyeh Afkham announced on Sunday that the resolution stems from the “political objectives” and has been founded on the “double-standards”.
She also expressed regret over the continuation of such “counterproductive process” in the global body.
The move by those who have drafted the resolution was aimed at widening the gap between countries, imposing their own specific criteria on the others and disrupting the international human rights mechanisms, Afkham explained.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran deems such attitude towards the human rights issues unsubstantiated and unconstructive,” she noted.
The spokeswoman further lambasted the initiators of the resolution for turning a blind eye to the “flagrant violation” of basic human rights in Palestine and ignoring the fate of those innocent people who have been abducted by the terrorist groups.
The human rights resolution against Iran was passed by the UN council 21-9 with 16 abstentions while one country was also absent in the voting session.
The UN Human Rights Council has 47 members.
The 25th regular session of the Human Rights Council was held in Geneva from March 3 through 28.