Mohammad Zareian made the remarks on Wednesday in the online meeting which was also attended by High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, IRNA reported.
He criticized the relevant human rights bodies of the United Nations for inaction vis-a-vis the US unlawful sanctions targeting tens of millions people worldwide including Iranians hampering access to emergency and medical supplies under critical situation of pandemic.
The envoy told the third committee of the UN General Assembly specialized on Human Rights that the US Administration has even exacerbated sanctions on Iran despite the pandemic.
Noting that the impact and scope of the unlawful unilateral coercive measures imposed on the people of Iran have been “exacerbated even during pandemic,” Zareian said, “This is nothing but an act of economic terrorism.”
He regretted that “the needed attention has not been given to these crime and genocidal mass violation of human rights.”
Is there any way that the innocent victims of unilateral coercive measures be heard, and their sufferings be redressed and compensated? Zareian asked in conclusion.