Iran dismisses UN rights resolution as ‘political’

Iranian Acting Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani

Iran has criticized as “political” a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly on alleged human rights violations in the country.

Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani dismissed the resolution as “political, prejudicial and unbalanced” on Thursday following its approval by the UN General Assembly.

Dehqani also protested that the resolution does not acknowledge the “positive developments” in Iran.

The resolution builds on reports by UN Human Rights Rapporteur on Iran Ahmed Shaheed.

On June 17, 2011, the UN Human Rights Council, under pressure from the United States and its allies, named Shaheed, a former Maldivian foreign minister, as its human rights investigator on Iran.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly criticized biased reports on its human rights situation, saying the appointment of a UN special rapporteur on Iran’s human rights situation is a selective, politically-tainted and unacceptable move.

By Press TV


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