News ID: 270284
Published: 1012 GMT June 18, 2020

Iran urges working for US’ human rights accountability

Iran urges working for US’ human rights accountability
IRNA

Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message referred to the US’ systematic racism and brutality against peaceful protestors, saying it is high time for the US regime's human rights accountability.

“Iran welcomes @UNHumanRights urgent debate on human rights violations in the US. Systemic racism, police brutality & violence against peaceful protests represent just the tip of the iceberg,” Iranian Foreign Ministry wrote on its Twitter account on Thursday, IRNA reported.

“It's high time works for the US regime's human rights accountability at home & abroad,” it added.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iran supports the idea of holding a meeting of UN Human Rights Council as well as the resolution proposed by the council in Geneva.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that UN capacities, resources and mechanisms should concentrate on combating phenomena such as racism," Mousavi said.

Based on its religious, cultural and national teachings, the Islamic Iran has always been a pioneer in countering and combating racism, and believes in systematic combat against racism in some parts of the world, especially in the US, he added.

"Palestinian people have been a victim of discrimination and racism over the past decades, and what we are witnessing today in the American society is the result of systematic racism and injustice in the foundations and structures of the US political system," he said.

It is not just the American society and people who have been and are victims of racism and injustice of their government, but other nations have also had bitter experience of discriminatory behavior and practice, along with the oppression and injustice of the US governments, Mousavi added.

   
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Resource: IRNA
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