Oct 28, 2021, 1:01 PM
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Iran terms recent report by UN Special Rapporteur as unfair, political

Tehran, IRNA – High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected the recent report delivered by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Javaid Rehman and called it political.

Through a statement on Wednesday evening, the Council described Rehman's report on Iran as unprofessional, unfair and political.

In his report, the Special Rapporteur has not paid attention to realities.

Today, all world people know that certain Western states and the United States use the issue of human rights as a tool [for achieving their goals], according to the statement.

Islamic Republic of Iran sees the fight against terrorism as a duty to defend the nation's rights.

The statement further expressed deep regret over the UN report which has not taken into consideration the US illegal, inhuman and unilateral measures which have endangered the health of children, women and men who need medicine and medical care.

High Council for Human Rights also condemned Rehman's report which has deliberately ignored to refer to unjust and inhuman sanctions against Iran; the sanctions as the statement stressed have directly and indirectly violated basic human rights in Iran.

And the issue has challenged impartiality of the report.

As the statement stressed, Iran continues its constructive cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; and the country believes that cooperation based on mutual respect guarantees support for the human rights in the international arena.

The statement also criticized the Rapporteur's report for relying on the baseless claims, which have already made by sources affiliated to terrorist and anti-Revolution groups and been responded reasonably by Iran.

Justice necessitates that Islamic Republic of Iran gives its responses completely, and the truth will be revealed in this way.

In a related development, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday that the report runs contrary to the principles enshrined in the code of conduct for rapporteurs, including the necessity to obtain facts through objective and reliable information from credible sources, according to the HCHR website.

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