Iran’s Foreign Ministry says Tehran will not cooperate with the so-called fact-finding mission created after a UN Human Rights Council resolution, engineered by Germany, to probe claims of human rights abuses during the recent riots, stressing that Iran has already formed a national fact-finding committee to look into the events.
Spokesman Nasser Kan’ani made the remarks at a press briefing in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday as he showed up with a chemical mask in the presser, which alluded to Germany’s support for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran and supply of chemical warfare by Berlin to the deposed Ba’ath regime.
Kan’ani noted that Iran, within the framework of its national responsibilities, has set up a national committee comprising of experts, lawyers, official and non-official representatives, is performing its national and general duties, and is undertaking in-depth investigations.
He also condemned the hasty employment of human rights mechanisms and instrumental use of them against independent states, emphasizing that such an approach will not provide any help for the advancement of human rights.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not engage in any cooperation, whatsoever, with the politicized committee established in the name of a fact-finding mission,” Kan’ani said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry stated that Saddam’s regime did not have any reservations about use of chemical weapons during the imposed war on Iran, and many Western countries, particularly Germany, supplied the former Iraqi dictators with the deadly munitions.
Kan’ani underlined that several United Nations reports have pointed to the fact that German companies were supplying the former Iraqi regime with chemical weapons, and even the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, has identified Berlin as the main provider of weapons of mass destruction to then Baghdad government.
By PRESS TV