In reaction to a UN human rights resolution against Iran, Afkham condemned any “arbitrary and political use of human rights against independent states.”
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman slammed a UN resolution on the alleged human rights violations in the country, saying the resolution is based upon “biased and unauthentic” sources.
The UNGA approved the resolution based on a recent report by UN Human Rights Rapporteur on Iran Ahmed Shaheed.
In reply, Marziyeh Afkham condemned any “arbitrary and political use of human rights against independent states.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran fundamentally rejects the introduction, adoption and content of such resolutions,” she said.
“It is regrettable that the United Nations’ human rights mechanisms and tools are abused by certain Western countries which are occasionally known as the flagrant violators of human rights inside and outside their own borders,” she added.
Afkham said Iran has already responded to the claims in the resolution “reasonably and by providing documents.”
She added that such a resolution on the basis of biased sources would have proved entirely unnecessary if those who drafted it had made decisions “impartially and had avoided double-standard attitudes.”