Iran's Foreign Minister Calls for an End to Western Countries' Use of UNHRC for Political Pressure

Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has urged Western countries to stop using the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as a tool to exert pressure against the Islamic Republic.

Iran (IMNA) - During a meeting at the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, Amir-Abdollahian commended President Ebrahim Raeisi's decision to form a special committee to investigate the foreign-backed riots that occurred in Iran in 2022. He described this initiative as a clear demonstration of Iran's commitment to protecting and promoting human rights.

Iran Condemns Israel's Actions in Gaza and Rejects Western Claims on Human Rights

In a recent statement, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a high-ranking official in Iran, strongly criticized Israel for its alleged ongoing genocide in Gaza and the violation of Palestinians' rights over the past eight decades. He further accused the United States and Western countries of supporting these actions.

Amir-Abdollahian dismissed the Western countries' claims regarding human rights in Iran as lacking both legal and moral validity. He called for an end to the instrumental use of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by certain Western nations.

The Iranian official emphasized that the mechanisms imposed on the Islamic Republic by international rights institutions, influenced and pressured by a few Western states, hold no legal justification or legitimacy.

Foreign-Backed Riots Erupt in Iran, Chairman Slams Western Countries' Dual Approach to Human Rights

In a recent development, the chairman of the committee, Hossein Mozaffar, strongly criticized the Western countries for their "dual approach" to human rights. He accused them of using human rights as a political tool to exert pressure on independent nations, all the while supporting what he described as Israeli genocide against Palestinians.

Last September, chaos unfolded in Iran as foreign-backed riots erupted following the tragic death of 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini. Rioters took to the streets, unleashing violence and targeting security officers, resulting in extensive damage to public property. The incident sparked widespread concern and prompted authorities to take swift action to restore order and ensure public safety.

Iranian Woman Dies After Fainting at Tehran Police Station; Official Report Rules Out Physical Assault

In a tragic incident at a police station in the capital city of Tehran, a woman identified as Amini fainted and was subsequently pronounced dead three days later after being admitted to the hospital. The Iran Legal Medicine Organization has released an official report stating that Amini's cause of death was attributed to illness, dismissing any claims of physical trauma to her head or vital organs.

Meanwhile, Iran's intelligence community has alleged the involvement of several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, in instigating unrest within the nation. They claim that these countries utilized their spy networks and propaganda machinery to provoke the recent disturbances.

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