Afkham: Anti-Iran human rights report lacks legal foundation

Tehran, Sept 27, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkhan said the recent report on adverse human rights situation in Iran lacks any legal grounds.

She made the comments in reference to a report presented by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the 70th UN General Assembly meeting on the human rights situation in Iran.

She said such reports have to be based on authentic and documented sources while the recent one is relying on sources which are targeted, not impartial and even biased.

She went on to elaborate that Iran had already provided comprehensive and convincing remarks to the draft of the report and naturally expected them to help compilation of a fair and balanced report.

Afkham said the final version of the report embarks on misinterpreting human rights situation in Iran, thus losing the chance to offer an impartial analysis.

She said the document further fails to pay due attention to such issues as the destructive outcomes of unilateral and illegal sanctions on the human rights situation, Iran’s progressive moves in areas pertaining to women rights and fighting drugs trafficking.

She said this attitude makes the report an invalid document which could be not reliable.

The foreign ministry spokesperson highlighted Iran’s sustainable cooperation with internatioanl bodies and said Tehran has regularly offered periodical reports to supervising committees monitoring human rights situation.

By IRNA