Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkhan said the recent report on adverse human rights situation in Iran lacks any legal grounds.
She made the comments in reaction to a report presented by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the 70th UN General Assembly meeting on human rights in Iran.
She said such reports have to be based on authentic and documented sources while the recent one is relying on sources which are biased.
She went on to elaborate that Iran had already provided comprehensive and convincing response to those who drafted the report and naturally expected them to compile a fair and balanced report.
Afkham said the final version of the report embarks on misinterpreting human rights situation in Iran, thus losing the chance to offer an impartial analysis.
She said the document fails to pay due attention to issues such as the destructive outcomes of unilateral and illegal sanctions on the human rights situation, Iran’s progressive moves in areas pertaining to women rights and fighting drugs trafficking.
She said this attitude makes the report an invalid document which could be not reliable.
The Foreign Ministry spokesperson highlighted Iran’s sustainable cooperation with international bodies and said Tehran has regularly offered periodical reports to supervising committees monitoring human rights situation.