Iran Censures French Use of Human Rights for Political Games

Iran Censures French Use of Human Rights for Political Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson deplored the French president’s recent unconstructive stances against Tehran, condemning the utilization of human rights for political games with the purpose of interfering in the internal affairs of others.

In a statement released on Monday, Nasser Kanaani decried the French president’s interfering remarks about the recent riots in Iran.

Emmanuel Macron made those remarks during the reception of a new batch of so-called human rights defenders in France within the Marianne Initiative, accusing Iran of “oppressing women and young girls.”

Deploring the unconstructive stance adopted by Macron, Kanaani said that unfortunately, officials of some European countries have reduced human rights to objects for their political games in order to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. “We condemn this destructive approach,” he added.

“As we have announced repeatedly, the principled policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always been based on responsibility, respect and adherence to the basic principles of human rights including protection of human dignity, fighting bullying and defending the oppressed,” the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, the fake defenders of human rights are accomplices in gross human rights violations because they give sanctuary to the leaders and members of terrorist groups in their countries and support them and keep silent on the daily massacre of Palestinians by the child-killer Zionist regime and back the aggressor and the occupier, he stated.

Unfortunately, France has described the reaction of Muslims to the desecration of the Holy Quran and their religious beliefs as an attack on laïcite (secularism) under the pretext of defending freedom of speech, Kanaani added, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

He underlined that France has forgotten that countering criticism of the Zionist regime constitutes a gross violation of freedom of speech.

Obviously, such contradictory behaviors and double standards are not and cannot be hidden from the free and independent nations of the world, the Iranian spokesman concluded.

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