Iran Hits Back at Germany for Human Rights Comments

Iran Hits Back at Germany for Human Rights Comments

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry dismissed the anti-Iran allegations that the foreign minister of Germany has made against Tehran as a futile attempt to cover up Berlin’s support for the Israeli regime’s crimes in Palestine.

In a statement on Tuesday night, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani refuted the hostile comments that German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock made against Iran in a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.

Kanaani described her remarks as a “futile attempt” to cover up Germany’s backing for the Zionist regime’s acts of occupation and its indifference to the brazen violation of human rights in Palestine.

He said the bitter irony is that a number of Western governments claim to be advocating human rights while they have provided full support for the violators of human rights and played a direct role in arming the regime of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons in the war against Iran in the 1980s and also in providing blatant support for the Israeli genocide of Palestinians in Gaza.

“The German officials -on the pretext of supporting human rights, albeit by politicizing it- interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and at the same time boost their country’s economy by stepping up the activities of arms factories,” he added.

Kanaani advised Germany to avoid including human rights in political games by giving purported humanitarian pieces of advice that are untrue.

Describing the catastrophic situation in Gaza and the West Bank as clear proof of the failure of the self-proclaimed advocates of human rights, the spokesman said, “Accordingly, if Germany and its allies are genuinely seeking to safeguard human rights, they will have to establish a special fact-finding committee about the Zionist regime for the ruthless massacre of 30,000 defenseless people and citizens, more than 70 percent of whom were women and children.”

At least 29,878 Palestinian people have been killed and 70,215 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

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