Tehran Slams UN Human Rights Report as Baseless Claim
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Secretary of Iranian Judiciary’s Headquarters for Human Rights Ali Bagheri-Kani on Monday dismissed special rapporteur’s report on Iran’s human rights situation, saying that the report has no legal basis.
In a live televised speech on Monday night, he said that politicization prevails in the report, as it has been drafted based on political considerations and lacks any legal standing.
All the report is full of views based on those of Western countries and powers that are in conflict with the policies and approaches of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said.
This report is mainly based on allegations, accusations and information provided by groups affiliated to obstinate governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran and terrorist groups, he said, noting that it lacks any expert view on the issue of human rights.
Earlier, he said that the special rapporteur for Iran was appointed by a country that has refused to sell medical equipment for the treatment of innocent sick children.
Emphasizing that the process of appointing a reporter was politically motivated, he added that even at the meeting of the Human Rights Council, the number of countries that agreed to appoint a reporter was less than those disagreed.
Furthermore, the assassination of Lieutenant-general Qasem Soleimani has not been mentioned in the report while the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions called this crime a violation of human rights, a violation of humanitarian law and a clear violation of the right to life, he said.
He also stated that the United States is not a negotiator and does not have a strategic view in this regard.
Delivering a speech at the International Conference on United States’ decline, Bagheri Kani expressed that what caused the U.S.’ failure in Iraq was the power of Islamic Revelation’s thoughts in Iraq, meaning that people went on streets because of their beliefs.
“U.S.’ decline is not a new topic, it has many reasons that in our point of view the effects of the Islamic Republic of Iran were the main causes of U.S.’ decline at the international level,” he added.
“The U.S. thought that it could be the only power, so it focused on reducing the gap between ‘will’ and ‘goal’. Moreover, it tried to reduce costs to achieve its goals by just focusing on the tolls that they have at their disposal,” Bagheri Kani noted.
“A look at recent decades represents that the U.S. could not impose its thoughts on countries like Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine which were under the auspices of the Islamic Revolution and did not let them fulfill their aims,” he highlighted.
“Soft power components have been challenged in the U.S. like freedom and human rights, so the US has to withdraw because they have to solve their internal issues first,” Bagheri noted.
“Although the U.S. is declining, it has not lessened its predatory to compensate its structural weakness, they do not even observe human rights and freedom in appearance,” he pointed.