Russia, Iran concerned over UN human rights agenda ‘politicization’- Moscow

Moscow and Tehran are concerned about the politicization of the UN human rights agenda and attempts to use human rights in order to interfere in the countries’ internal affairs, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ministry, the Russian-Iranian consultations on Human Rights were held in Iran on December 21. During the talks, the sides discussed a wide range of international human rights issues.

“Concern was raised over the growing politicization of the UN human rights agenda, attempts to use human rights to interfere in the internal affairs of states,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the sides also underscored the importance of cooperation and dialogue on human rights both within international and regional organizations, as well as in bilateral format.
By Sputnik