Iran slams UN human rights resolution

March 30, 2014

UN Human Rights Council

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva has blasted the recent human rights resolution against the country as sign of a “dangerous and concerning” course of action.

Ambassador Mohsen Naziri-Asl slammed the resolution during the concluding day of the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday.

He further emphasized that the effort of a few countries that drafted the resolution is effectively intended to “impose their own standards on others and further widen the gap between countries.”

Those who have drafted the resolution plan to promote their own political agenda, Naziri-Asl said, adding that the basis of their work was “rivalry instead of cooperation,” which undermines the basic principles of the United Nations.

He added that it has been proven that the claim of advocating human rights made by the principal sponsors of the resolution is merely a “myth.”

Referring to the grave violation of the most basic human rights of Palestinians “and the innocent individuals that are killed daily around the world under the pretext of the so-called war on terror,” the Iranian envoy concluded his remarks by pointing out that the chief backers of the resolution against the Islamic Republic regularly ignore instances of human rights violations in the world and even support them.

The human rights resolution against Iran was passed by the UN council 21-9 with 16 abstentions while one country was also absent in the voting session.

The UN Human Rights Council has 47 members.

The 25th regular session of the Human Rights Council was held in Geneva from March 3 through 28.


Published: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:40AM GMT

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