Westerners’ human rights, political pretext

MNA – Iran’s judiciary chief says that he is against the presence of UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran and dialogue with rapporteur in abroad should be upon the condition of effectiveness.

“One of the main aspects of the issue of human rights is the theory sides of the story especially the philosophical and theory foundations of it,” said Iranian Judiciary Chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani.

The Iranian official made the remarks on Tuesday in Tehran while meeting with the members of Iran’s High Council of Human Rights. He emphasized on considering the different aspects of human rights issue while confronting with the West.

Ayatollah Amoli Larijani stated that the western definition of human rights should not be taken as a divine word of no imperfection. He called thorough criticism of the western edition of human rights.

Pointing to double-standard approach of westerners in dealing with human rights issues, he described the human rights case between Iran and the West a political case. “It seems that the US and Europe case against the Islamic Republic of Iran is not over observing the human rights considerations, because not far from Iran in the region we see what is happening in Bahrain where Bahraini citizens are fighting for suffrage while it is 40 years that we are holding elections in Iran.”

“In Saudi Arabia, people have never heard of ballot boxes but none of human rights propaganda against Iran is practiced against Saudi Arabia,” he continued.

“All these show that the Westerners’ objective is political bid to pose pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran while sometimes they also add a flavor of legal and theoretic arguments to their cases,” articulated the senior official.

Touching upon the appointment of a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Larijani dismissed the base for establishing the mandate.

“In addition, the rapporteur’s report lacks credible documentation and methodology,” he criticized Asma Jahangir’s report. “Whatever the dissidents, traitors, and anti-revolutionaries have said as claims, she has used as a piece of document and each of the new reports is harsher than the former editions,” he asserted, “and that’s why we are categorically opposed to the presence of such special rapporteurs in Iran.”

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