Iran criticizes UN anti-Iran resolution on human rights


An Iranian envoy to the United Nations has described a recently passed UN General Assembly resolution on the human rights situation in Iran as biased and unconstructive.

In a statement on Friday, Zahra Ershadi, deputy permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations, said the resolution exposes the hostile policies of its sponsors and their intent to incite Iranophobia.

It was politicized and twisted the facts on the ground, said Ershadi and criticized his sponsors for their instrumental and political use of human rights.

“An examination of the list of main sponsors of the draft resolution – namely Canada, the United States, the child murder regime of Israel and certain western countries – reveals the fact that the main proponents of racism, occupation and those behind the heinous murder of indigenous peoples have come together, to educate others about human rights, ”she said.

Quoting the discovery of mass graves of 1,200 indigenous children in Canada, the country that drafted the resolution, Ershadi noted, “The West may prefer to silence Canada’s horrific crimes, but history never will in the so-called land of the free forgot, thousands of indigenous children were sexually abused, killed and thrown into mass graves. “

The UN General Assembly passed the resolution on Thursday with 78 votes in favor, 31 against and 69 abstentions. She accuses Iran of widespread human rights violations, which Tehran vehemently denies.

In the statement, she called on countries that did not support the resolution to protest what she called fraudulent actions against independent nations.

“100 countries did not go along with the resolution, and it seems that the time has come to express our resolute objection to the soi-disant human rights defenders who are out to target other sovereign states through manipulation, cunning, fraud and misinformation to tie up. ”said Ershadi.

At the beginning of November, Ershadi had reaffirmed before the third committee of the UN General Assembly that the Islamic Republic is constantly striving to improve and improve human rights based on religious guidelines.

“Iran has always shown its determination and willingness to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights and has continued to commit to working with Member States as well as the UN human rights mechanisms. We will continue to do this in spite of all our ill will, ”she said.


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