Iran Scorns Israeli Comments on Human Rights
- March, 13, 2021 - 15:40
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s envoy to the UN office in Geneva derided the Zionist regime’s call on the UN Human Rights Council to focus on the Islamic Republic, saying the occupation regime has no right to comment about human rights.
Addressing the 46th regular session of the Human Rights Council on Friday, Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh said the Zionist regime that has occupied Palestine has no right to comment on the noble issue of human rights in Iran.
The remarks came after the Israeli mission in Geneva tweeted, “Today, during the Item 4 General Debate, where HRC46 discusses situations which require its attention, we repeated our call for @UN_HRC to focus on Iran.”
Baghaei Hamaneh said the Israeli regime is best described under the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, adopted on November 10, 1975. In the Resolution 3379, Israel was declared a racist regime.
He said the rule of law makes up the basis for promoting human rights and protecting the foundations of freedom, Press Tv reported.
The Iranian envoy also expressed regret that some governments focus on weakening the rule of law in developing countries by targeting their judicial systems under the pretext of defending human rights.
No country or group of states should consider that they have the right to dictate their priorities and ideals to others, the Iranian ambassador said, stressing that the world’s countries can freely choose their governments as well as judicial, legal and economic systems according to the principle of independent action.
He further called on the UN Human Rights Council to distance itself from politicization, double standards and stereotypes.