West human rights slogans empty: Haddad-Adel

Principlist candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel addresses people in the holy city of Qom on June 4, 2013.

Principlist candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel says the so-called advocates of human rights in the West have failed in their deeds, arguing that Muslim nations know from experience that Western slogans are empty.

Speaking to a group of people at Imam Hassan al-Askari Mosque in the holy city of Qom on Monday evening, Haddad-Adel stated that there exists a connection between Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, and the recent regional developments.

He said Arab revolutions and uprisings have been inspired by the Islamic movement initiated by the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini.

Haddad-Adel also censured US-engineered unilateral sanctions against Iran, stressing that the measures are designed to wreak havoc on Iran and affect the outcome of the forthcoming presidential election.

He said the West is seeking to ensure that the winner of the June 14 election will be conciliatory and to their liking.

Haddad-Adel is facing seven rivals in the upcoming election, including Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election.

Iranians will go to the polls in the nation’s 11th presidential election on June 14. Over 66,000 polling stations will be set up across the country. Expatriates will be also able to cast ballots at 285 polling stations that will be set up in their respective countries.

By Press TV


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