Spokesman raps US report on Iran’s human rights

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry rejected Washington’s claims about the violation of human rights in Iran, stressing that the US is a major violator of human rights and is, thus, not qualified to judge on Iran.

In its annual report, US Department of State condemned human rights conditions in Iran. The report, which was issued on April 19, is part of a series that the State Department issues annually covering the human rights situation in the world countries.

In reply, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast rejected the US claims, and said, “The US administration had better account for its performance in this regards (human rights) since it is violating the most basic principles of the human rights as well as the international rights.”

He blasted the US double-standard policy towards the issue of human rights, and said, “The United States’ politically-tainted attitude and double-standard policy on the issue of human rights in the world is not something new and has already become a routine policy of that country.”

Mehman-Parast further reminded the US administration’s dark human rights record, and recalled its delisting of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from the list of international terrorist organizations, illegal detention centers abroad, continued operation of Guantanamo prison and the systematic torture of the prisoners and human rights violations in that prison, brutal massacre of the civilians in different parts of the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, drone attacks in these countries, abduction of foreign nationals and their illegal transfer to third countries, violence against immigrants, social discrimination and suppression of social movements like Occupy Wall Street social movement, spreading Islamophobia in the US, racial discrimination and inhuman conditions of the US jails as part of the US administration’s wide disrespect and numerous violations of human rights.

By Fars News


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