Tehran (IP) – Secretary-general of Iran’s Human Rights Office and the Iranian Judiciary’s deputy for international affairs lamented misapplication of human rights as a “commodity and an instrument” for subjecting independent and developing countries like Iran to pressure.

Iran PressIran News: Kazem Gharibabadi made the remarks on Monday following a new report by United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Javaid Rehman.

“At a time when the world is suffering from the attitudes and policies of such Western countries like the United States, issuance of such a report against the Islamic Republic, which, itself, is a victim of these countries’ actions is a completely political and diversionary measure,” Gharibabadi stated.

He pointed out that the “ill-intentioned” report had intentionally ignored various instances of extensive progress in the area of human rights in Iran.

He noted that the so-called UN official had also used “mendacious claims” made by foreign-based anti-Iran terrorist groups, which themselves are guilty of violating human rights, to devise the report’s central planks.

“The Islamic Republic constantly moves towards enhancement and betterment of human rights, and this is based on religious guidelines not international obligations or political reports,” he concluded.


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