2020-October-30 16:54
2020-September-30  16:31

Iran: Europe’s Partnership with US in Sanctions Crime against A Nation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Deputy Judiciary Chief for International and Human Rights Affairs Ali Baqeri said that the European countries are committing crime against the Iranian nation through their silence and even cooperation with the US cruel sanctions.

“Human rights is an instrument in the hands of the western media. When the Iranian nation’s rights are trampled, the UN human rights special rapporteur and the UN keep mum. The Europeans are the US serious partner in sanctioning the Iranian nation and they are mass-punishing a nation by these sanctions and this can be considered as crime against a nation,” Baqeri said on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, he noted that US President Donald Trump regrets his country’s fruitless spending in West Asia but he does not say it clearly that the US interference in the region has killed, wounded and displaced millions of people in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

Baqeri also said that racism in the western states has become institutionalized and systematic, adding that former US President Barack Obama had emphasized the issue in his remarks but no serious measure was adopted to correct the system.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Baqeri had blasted the cruel West-backed sanctions imposed on the country, saying that the western states were trampling on the rights of the Iranian people.

“The biggest violator of the Iranian nation’s rights are the western governments who have trampled on the rights of all Iranian people by imposition and implementation of cruel sanctions, while they claim support for the rights of one or a number of suspects or culprits with impudence and lies,” Baqeri said.

He added that the western governments are no advocates of the Iranian nation’s rights, and should rather stand as a criminal to account for the crimes and harms inflicted on the Iranian people by their cruel sanctions.

Also last Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the current US administration presided by Donald Trump has shown so much enmity and “barbarism” against the people in Iran which is unprecedented among other American governments.

“The Americans recently said that they have harmed tens of billions of dollars to Iran. They have inflicted a damage of $150bln to Iran in the past 3 years. We have never seen the White House with such a level of barbarism. They are honored for hostility towards the Iranian nation,” President Rouhani said, addressing a meeting of the national coronavirus campaign headquarters in Tehran.

He reminded that the US even prevented the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from supplying Iran with $5bln to fight against coronavirus.

Rouhani noted that 185 world states support Iran, saying, “I have no doubt that the US will one day succumb to the Iranian nation.”