News ID: 324260
Published: 0318 GMT September 21, 2022

West should keep silent on human rights: Analyst

West should keep silent on human rights: Analyst
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An Iranian political commentator lashed out at the United States and certain European countries over their criticism of the human rights situation in Iran, saying the West should not preach others on the matter as they are encouraging violence against the Iranian government and nation through various methods, and continue to impose sanctions against the country.

“They encourage violence. They impose sanctions. They helped [slain Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein in his war on Iran. They helped the [deposed] Shah [Mohammad Reza Pahlavi] stay in power. They gave Saddam chemical weapons. They have no right to speak about human rights, neither to the Iranian people nor to anyone else,” Mohammad Marandi told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

He added, “European Union countries and the United States fund the MKO (Mujahedin-e Khalq) terrorist organization, which has a huge cyber army backed by big tech. They encourage violence in Iran. They encourage assault on the police, and they are constantly spreading misinformation”.

Marandi went on to highlight that Western and Saudi-owned media outlets based in European countries are constantly spreading rumors and hatred, and encouraging violence against the Iranian government as well as police forces.

“The United States itself is well-known for police violence.” he said.

“The United States and the Europeans are imposing sanctions on Iran that really make them the true violators of human rights.”

They should be quiet when it comes to countries like Iran, Marandi emphasized.

He said that there isn’t any evidence to indicate that Mahsa Amini, the young Iranian woman who died at hospital a few days after collapsing at a police station in Tehran, was violently assaulted.

“Physicians have said that the evidence doesn’t show that her head was hit by some hard object. The physician who apparently operated on her brain when she was eight years old said that she had potential problems that could lead to such circumstances,” Marandi said.

“If there is evidence to show that she was violently assaulted, the person or people who were involved must obviously be put on trial and sent to jail,” the analyst noted.

 

   
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Resource: Press TV
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