Iran Leader Urges UN to Probe Cases of Rights Violations in US

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the United Nations to condemn the violation of human rights in, and by the United States.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s call came during a meeting with a host of Iranian officials on May 24, 2018, when he touched upon the UN’s performance and highlighted the need to follow up on several major cases of US crimes in breach of human rights.

The Leader said the world body’s performance is inappropriate and swayed by Washington.

“Some time ago, the UN secretary general took back his word one day after condemning Saudi crimes against Yemeni people. Such examples show the UN is under the pressure of the US” and other tyrants of the Persian Gulf region.

The Leader then enumerated the cases of Washington’s crimes and breaches of human rights, including “burning members of the Davidian cult in the United States during Bill Clinton’s presidency”, “holding and brutally torturing inmates at Guantanamo detention centre, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and an American jail in Afghanistan”, “not banning the sales of guns in the US because of the profit of arms manufacturing companies”, “US police brutality in dealing with black people”, “the United States’ key role in creating and supporting the ISIS terrorist group”, “helping the Israeli regime kill people, particularly in its recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza”, “and helping and supporting Saudi Arabia in killing Yemeni people  and cracking down on people of Bahrain.”

“If the United Nations is really the United Nations and is not affiliated with the US regime, it should seriously pursue these cases and make up for its past failure [to do so],” the Leader said.

   
   

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