Foreign Ministry Dismisses HRC Resolution on Iran Human Rights Situation as Unacceptable, Illegal

Foreign Ministry Dismisses HRC Resolution on Iran Human Rights Situation as Unacceptable, Illegal

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry dismissed the Human Rights Council resolution on the human rights situation in the country as totally unacceptable and illegal.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the drafting of the resolution by Britain and other Western governments and their repetition of unfounded claims are based on wrong and malicious information.

The spokesman said it is part of efforts by Western governments to continue their Irano-phobic project and defamation of the Islamic Republic.

Khatibzadeh said these countries that have a long track record of gross rights violations including through arms sales to despotic and occupying regimes have turned the issue of human rights into a tool to satisfy their political greed and achieve their political goals.

He added that such immoral and unjustified moves will not only fail to help improve the human rights situation and respect for them at the global level, but it also gives rise to negative stereotyping and political libeling against nations and have caused serious damage to the real meaning of human rights.

Khatibzadeh added that the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the move by the British government and other drafters of this resolution that is a blatant example of abusing the lofty concepts and values of human rights for the purpose of bigoted political goals and considers it as lacking any legal value and effect.

He noted that the resolution extends the mission of the special rapporteur.

Khatibzadeh added that the recent reports show the rapporteur acts according to the British, Zionist and US drafters of the resolution and has turned the UN’s human rights mechanisms into a tool to achieve the heinous and illegal goals of the foregoing regimes.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman underlined that what has happened in the URC resolutions in recent years have practically been unilateral libeling against Iran by the drafters of the motions. Khatibzadeh said those governments who themselves violate the rights of other nations have lost the moral ground to judge the human rights situation in a country and that they must be held accountable for their crimes and gross violations of human rights.

He added that as Iran has declared before frequently, assigning a special human rights rapporteur for a country like Iran is basically unjustified and unconstructive, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

Khatibzadeh noted that Iran is a country that has stuck to its commitments regarding the rights of its citizens and the international community despite oppressive pressures from the US economic terrorism.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also stressed that Iran is a religious democracy that has taken steps toward promoting and improving human rights at the national, regional and international levels within the confines of its religious obligations and its constitution and ordinary laws and that Iran considers itself duty-bound in practice to observe human rights.

Khatibzadeh reiterated that those who drafted this resolution must first condemn the US actions in line with its economic terrorism and its move to intensify the unilateral, oppressive sanctions and their destructive impact on the access of Iranians to basic needs such as medical equipment and items during the COVID pandemic. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said such efforts to change the place of defendant and the plaintiff will yield no results for those who drafted the anti-Iran resolution.

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