News ID: 274909
Published: 0830 GMT September 29, 2020

External interferences damaging for human rights: Iran’s envoy

External interferences damaging for human rights: Iran’s envoy

Permanent Representative of Iran to the international organizations in Geneva blasted on Tuesday certain European states’ baseless accusations about human rights situation in Iran, stressing that interference of foreign states are against human rights promotion in other countries.

 “It has long been proven that external interferences are inherently antithetical to, and damaging for, the promotion of each and every one of these rights, Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh said while addressing the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, IRNA reported.

He made the remarks referring to a statement released against Iran on Friday by Germany—“allegedly on behalf of a number of countries that are tellingly anonymous by far--as repeated further by a few European delegations.”

According to Hamaneh, the allegations “raised in those statements are not corroborated by hard evidence or facts on the ground. They are mainly based on faulty generalization of twisted or incomplete information about certain individual cases.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s determination for constant improvement of human rights in all its aspects is unwavering despite all the odds including systemic stigmatization as well as unlawful vindictive sanctions and belligerent bullying and pressure by the United States against my country,” noted the senior diplomat.

Hamaneh referred to US “criminal sanctions” as the “truly the main cause of gross and widespread violations of human rights in the targeted nations.”

He added those “few States that instigated the initiative of making joint statement against Iran consciously chose to ignore this grave injustice and blatant wrongful act, knowing that they as well share responsibility for the consequences of the US lawless and criminal behavior due to their failure to honor their own commitments vis-à-vis Iran and because of their appeasement approach toward the US illegality. They shall be reminded that ‘complacency and complicity go hand in hand'.”

Noting that Iran is well “aware of the substantial importance of constructive engagement” with all responsible stakeholders that appreciate the value of interactive dialogue, Hamaneh stressed, “We continue our respectful and mutually beneficial dialogue with the interested parties on promotion and protection of human rights and dignity.”

He reiterated that Iran’s Judiciary is an “independent” body, stressing, “No State or groups of States are entitled to impose their way of thinking or their legal systems on others.”

“The domestic legal systems of countries are informed on the basis of the specificities of each society as well as relevant norms, rules and principles shared among nations, and should be respected as manifestation of their sovereignty,” Hamaneh concluded.

Resource: IRNA
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