MNA– Foreign Ministry spokesperson has denounced the UN’s Iran human rights report as ‘unfair and politically motivated.’
Ms. Asma Jahangir, a Pakistani lawyer replaced Ahmed Shaheed earlier in 2016 as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Her new report was published by the UN on Tuesday to which Mr. Bahram Ghasemi responded, condemning the report as prepared using sources and testimonies by the individuals not qualified for providing evidence and by a resolution which had sought political motives.
He reiterated Islamic Republic of Iran’s official positon on the UN Special Rapporteur as individuals base their reports on unfounded reports and isolated cases of data; “the report tries to display an opaque image of the human rights inside the country and distorted the reality, failing to capture the advancements in human rights conditions, only highlighting baseless claims and suspicious sources,” he told reporters on Thursday.
Ghasemi recriminated countries who had contributed actively to the UN approach on Iran in watching the human rights conditions in Iran in violating of human rights; “this totally discredits the authenticity of Jahangir’s report; her report emulates the previous ones in making inaccurate conclusions and unfair judgements based on preconceptions and false reports,” he emphasized.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always rejected double-standards in dealing with human rights conditions in other countries which had damaged the credibility of the human rights bodies of the UN and are a great blow to trust invested upon these bodies,” Ghasemi added.
“We believe selective and politically-motivated approach to the human rights issues will leave the privileged countries free in their mockery of the mechanisms of human rights in the UN and will still support their terrorist proxies,” he concluded.