Spokesman Slams EP’s Resolution, Interference in Iran Affairs

Spokesman Slams EP’s Resolution, Interference in Iran Affairs

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry dismissed a resolution adopted by the European Parliament about the recent developments in Iran, saying the interfering document is based on biased and baseless prejudgments.

In a statement released on Friday, Nasser Kanaani said the interventionist resolution that the European Parliament has adopted on Thursday includes “one-sided and baseless prejudgments on the Islamic Republic of Iran”, so that it is “fundamentally rejected and worthless”.

“Despite the claims raised in the (EP) resolution, it has criticized the necessary confrontation with the organized violent actions and the violation of public property and the lives and properties of people under fabricated and unfair pretenses, while the masterminds and provokers of the riots take hostile measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran mainly from Europe,” he added.

Kanaani said the resolution has revealed that the European Parliament continues with “selective behavior” towards the Iranian nation, because the EP has never passed any resolution in opposition to the anti-human sanctions on the Iranian people in spite of its bombastic claims.

He noted that Iran is investigating the case of death of Mahsa Amini according to its internal legal procedures and the views of the high-ranking authorities, not to appease the others.

According to Iran’s knowledge of the European Parliament’s approach, the resolution was only a pretext for the continuation of the hardline MEPs’ hostility towards the Islamic Republic, the spokesman added.

He finally noted that Iran, on the basis of mutual respect and interests, is prepared for bilateral interaction with all parties, but at the same time would stand firmly against and give a proportional response to any attempt at exerting pressure or resorting to restrictive measures against the Iranian people.

On Thursday, the European Parliament condemned the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and asked for EU sanctions against people involved in her death.

Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who fainted at a police station on September 16 and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, erupted first in her native province of Kurdistan and later spread to other parts of the country, including Tehran.

The protests soon turned violent, with foreign-backed rioters going on the rampage in several cities, attacking security officers, resorting to vandalism against public property, and desecrating religious sanctities.

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