Iran Raps Western Meddling in Mahsa Amini’s Case

Iran Raps Western Meddling in Mahsa Amini’s Case

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned Western countries and their allies for their interventionist attitude towards the Islamic Republic following the "lamentable" recent death of a young Iranian woman.

In comments on Tuesday, Nasser Kanaani condoled with the family of Mahsa Amini, who died at the hospital a few days after collapsing at a police station in Tehran.

The spokesman reacted to the meddling stances of some officials of the US, EU and other countries regarding the death of Amini, condemned the meddlesome position of foreign countries on this tragic incident, and advised them to avoid opportunistic behavior and using the issue of human rights as a tool.

He said countries that are notorious in the world for their long history of war-mongering and violence have no merits to lecture others on human rights. Kanaani added that the US is the biggest violator of the rights of the Iranian people as it has stuck to the failed policy of maximum pressure and to its economic terrorism.

He also said the US is in no position to make unproven claims and adopt deceptive policies to portray itself as the sympathizer and supporter of the Iranian people, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.

Kanaani noted that human rights have a special value and inherent standing for Iran in accordance with its religious and historical beliefs and values. He also said it's regrettable that some countries use human rights as a tool and for political leverage and try to use an incident that is under investigation as an opportunity to pursue their political goals and desires against the people and government of Iran.

Kanaani noted that the necessary orders have been issued by the highest executive, judicial and legislative officials of Iran to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into this tragic incident.

He said the Western countries' double standards and their turning a blind eye to continued crimes by their allies in different parts of the world including against the oppressed people of Palestine only further expose the hypocrisy of the West regarding the issue of human rights. 

Kanaani also urged these countries to improve their own dire human rights record and give up efforts to sow sedition in other countries.

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