Iran Rejects UN Chief’s “Biased, Worthless” Human Rights Report

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly dismissed as “invalid and worthless” the latest report by the UN secretary general on human rights situation in Iran.

In a Thursday statement, Qassemi referred to the report by António Guterres prepared for the ongoing meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, and said “as we have witnessed in the past, reports like this are replete with lots of fundamental problems both in nature and procedures.”

He underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran deems the report as invalid and worthless.

The spokesman then added the UN chief’s report on Iran’s human rights situation suffers from a lot of faults and problems. “The report has drawn on not only an unfair and politically-motivated resolution but also unreliable, false and completely invalid sources and data.”

Qassemi said the UN chief has also prepared an “unbalanced and biased” report on human rights situation in Iran by “ignoring and completely closing his eyes on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s progress and determined efforts in this field.”

He then pointed out that Iran has a resolute will to further promote civil rights within “the progressive principles of Islam and Islamic Republic’s Constitution.”

The spokesman condemned “double-standard and politically-motivated” mechanisms and approaches as well as any “instrumental use” of human rights [against others] and said, “The Islamic Republic has always maintained that while most regions in the world and certain states in the Middle East are suffering from deplorable humanitarian crises due to the imposed war on them, the UN’s continuous move to adopt politically-motivated decisions as well as double standards in dealing with human rights situations in the world will only increase the international community’s mistrust towards the world body.”

Earlier this week, the UN secretary general read out a report on the situation of human rights in Iran saying the UN remained alarmed by what he called the large number of rights abuses in the country.


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