Spokesman Deplores UNGA Human Rights Resolution against Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman denounced the ratification of a recent human rights resolution by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) against Iran.
In a statement on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi deplored the adoption of the resolution on human rights against Iran by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, saying it reflects the hypocrisy and two-facedness of its propitiators and therefore lacks legitimacy and credibility.
The spokesman said the modern day criminals, who are proponents and supporters of this resolution, have committed any crime against humanity including killing children, mutilating of the critics and economic terrorism against free and independent nations have nothing to do with human rights.
“Governments, which have a long history of systematic human rights abuses, and people around the world remember the bitter and excruciating experiences of their interference, and today are the victims of endless wars and dictatorships and the occupation of (these governments’) allies, are not in a position to give the Iranian government and people human rights recommendations,” Mousavi added.
He also called the resolution unrealistic and unidirectional, adding that the resolution is adopted against Iran while one of its main sponsors is the United States.
The spokesman said the US is violating the most fundamental rights of more than 83 million Iranian citizens, especially women, children, the elderly and patients through economic terrorism against the Iranians.
The child-killing occupation regime of Israel and reactionary regimes of the region are supporting this resolution while they have the blood of defenseless Palestinian and Yemeni people and their domestic critics on their hands, the Iranian spokesman deplored.
“On this basis, the Islamic Republic of Iran condemns Western countries' instrumental and political use of human rights against independent states and regrets that UN mechanisms are being abused,” Mousavi underlined.
He went on to say that from the perspective of the Islamic Republic of Iran, an appropriate place for assessing the human rights situation in countries is the UPR mechanism at the Human Rights Council that deals with all countries’ cases without discrimination.
“Our country's constructive and active participation in this mechanism just one week before the adoption of this political resolution demonstrates Iran's seriousness in promoting human rights and fulfilling its international obligations through constructive cooperation and dialogue-based mechanisms,” he added, the Foreign Ministry reported.
Mousavi also emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s respect for human rights is one of the country’s sharia and legal requirements and an issue of national interests and security that it has always been pursued.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a religious democratic system, has taken steps within the framework of national commitments and adherence to the Constitution, civil law and international obligations to promote and uphold human and citizens’ rights at national, regional and international levels. In practice, the Islamic Republic is also committed to following it,” Mousavi stressed.
A United Nations General Assembly committee has expressed concern about what they called Iran’s continued attacks against religious minorities.
This came in a resolution adopted today by a vote of 84 to 30, with 66 abstentions, from the Third Committee of the General Assembly on November 14.