In a Sunday statement, the council warned against contemporary forms of racism and discriminations in the US and said the UN’s Human Rights Council should step into the fray and appoint a special rapporteur to investigate dire situation of human rights violations in the US.
“Though murder and violence are a chronic disease in the US (and to some extent, in other western societies), the latest mass shooting in a school in Florida reveals that a new form of terrorism has been created in the US which draws on racism and bullying,” the Farsi statement reads.
Iran’s High Council for Human Rights also said “the new form of terrorism, like many others backed or ordered by the US, knows no limitation when it comes to violence.”
The statement also held the US president and his political team accountable for the “new dangerous and nasty phenomenon,” and noted the UN cannot remain passive amid such conditions.
“So, the UN is seriously expected to build on the current international treaties and mechanisms and adopt a firm stance towards the US by holding it accountable to the international community over the human rights violations.”
The Iranian body also strongly urged the UN Human Rights Council to appoint a special rapporteur to probe into the dire human rights conditions in the US and provide a report to the UN General Assembly on the US racism and discrimination.