Iran has condemned a United Nations resolution on the human rights situation in the country, urging Canada, which is among the co-sponsors of the motion, to end its genocide of indigenous people and complicity in the Israeli regime’s crimes against the Palestinians instead of focusing on human rights in other countries.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has filed a last minute appeal against a federal court decision which upheld a ruling that it must provide billions of dollars in compensation to indigenous children who suffered from discrimination by the country’s welfare system.
Throughout Canada’s general election campaign, the ruling Liberals party and opposition Conservative Party had been neck and neck in the polls, at times trading the lead within the margin of error. Canadian Muslims, who account for 3.2 percent of the country’s population, can play a decisive role.
In an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has elaborated on a range of issues concerning the Ukrainian place crash in Iran.
Diplomatic tensions between Iran and Canada run high with a recent investigative Canadian report on a 2020 Ukrainian plane crash on the outskirts of the Iranian capital being the latest in a string of differences between the two countries. A senior Iranian diplomat told the Tehran Times that this report bears no legal meaning.
In less than a month, Canada has unearthed yet another mass grave of Indigenous people who fell victim to the country’s racist policies in the not-so-distant past.
Tehran has warned the Canadian government against political exploitation of the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, saying Canada has no judicial qualification to issue unilateral or arbitrary reports on issues within the jurisdiction of another country.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand expounded on Tehran’s viewpoints and activities regarding the 2020 Ukrainian plane crash at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), according to a statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
After the Ukrainian passenger plane was shot down due to human error in Iran, some countries like Canada decided to take advantage of this mishap in favor of themselves to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to dictate their own so-called human rights principles.
The heart-wrenching discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children’s remains has sparked a heated debate over the gross violation of human rights in the recent history of Canada and how to heal the wounds of history that continue to fester even as Canada brags about its track record in respecting human dignity.