Iranian Commander Bashes US on Terrible Human Rights Record
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A ranking Iranian military commander slammed the US government as the biggest violator of human rights, saying Washington’s despicable model of human rights is seen as ”symbol of modern ignorance”.
With its military intervention in all parts of the world, disrespect for the rights of nations and armed aggression against other countries, the US is known as the biggest violator of human rights, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Sunday, in comments marking the anniversary of a US warship's attack on an Iran Air passenger flight in 1988 that killed all the 290 civilians on board.
On 3 July 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 from Tehran to Dubai was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes. The incident took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Jazayeri said the magnitude of the US crimes is such that the American model of human rights is perceived as the “symbol of modern ignorance” in the contemporary era.
He also said that the US model of human rights is doomed to failure in confrontation with the human community, and that it will bring absolute disgrace to the arrogant and criminal rulers of America.