Spokesperson slams UN chief’s human rights report on Iran

In comments on Tuesday, Saeed Khatibzadeh dismissed as politically motivated a recent report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on human rights in Iran, saying Tehran remains committed to promoting human rights regardless of the fact that the report was based on false allegations made by terrorists. .

He said Iran had sent its detailed comments and arguments on every paragraph of the UN chief’s report to his office, but Iran’s response was sadly overlooked.

The report “is based on false allegations and documents based on unreliable sources, and therefore the main text of the report is mainly based on the content of allegations and accusations of hostile groups and terrorist sects,” it said. the spokesperson.

Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, UN deputy human rights chief Nada Al-Nashif presented Guterres’ latest report, which strongly criticized the Iran for executions in the country and other issues.

“The Secretary General is deeply concerned about the increase in executions, including for drug-related offences,” Al-Nashif said.

Guterres also claimed that Iran used coercive measures against dissidents, Press TV reported.

The Foreign Ministry spokesperson explained that Iran continues to be fully committed to the promotion of human rights due to its religious beliefs and legal obligations and is ready to cooperate with UN human rights bodies.

He said the report fails to mention the responsibility of those behind the anti-Iran sanctions and refuses to acknowledge the negative and destructive effects of inhumane US sanctions against the country.

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