Iran’s Judiciary Chief Blasts US, Canada’s Hypocritical Approach towards Human Rights
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje’i lashed out at the US and Canada for their hypocritical approach towards human rights, saying that the two are the worst human rights violators, but raise allegations against other countries.
Those who have committed the most brutal crimes, taken anti-human measures, displaced the oppressed people worldwide, and annihilated countries' infrastructures claim now that they are after human rights, Mohseni Eje’i said, addressing a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday also participated by Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani and Judiciary Deputy Chief and Secretary-General of Iran's Human Rights Headquarters Kazzem Qaribabadi.
He stressed the need not to take a passive approach towards the issue of the human rights.
Mohseni Eje’i further appreciated measures taken by different bodies in the country to defend the Islamic Republic of Iran against human rights-related allegations.
He added that the US as the main supporter of terrorism accuses Iran of supporting terrorists.
Also, Canada that has killed indigenous people and children often sponsors human rights resolutions against Iran, the official noted, adding that such claims shock the world.
Also in the meeting, Qaribabadi said that the US and the West have turned the issue of human rights as an anti-Iran project and make use of all their capacities to proceed their project.
In relevant remarks in November, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Zahra Ershadi condemned the politically-tainted human rights resolution drafted by Canada against Iran, saying that the world will not forget violation of the indigenous Canadian people's rights.
"The biased and non-constructive draft resolution, on which the third committee is about to take action, is an insincere and indefensible political move. Replete with factual errors, the draft resolution marks selective and politicized distortion of the realities on the ground and unmasks the deliberate hostile policy of incitement to Iranophobia. Like any other country-specific resolutions under this agenda item, Iran has clearly rejected this draft resolution since it was first introduced," she said.
"An examination of the list of the draft resolution’s main sponsors – namely Canada, the United States, the child-killer Israeli regime and certain Western countries – exposes the fact that the main proponents of racism, occupation, and those behind the abhorrent murder of indigenous peoples have come together to lecture others on human rights."
"The West may choose silence over Canada’s horrendous crimes, but history will never forget that in the so-called land of the free, thousands of indigenous children were sexually abused, killed and dumped in mass graves," Ershadi added.
"The United States has also earned its place in the history books, as systematic attacks on people of African descent, Muslims and Asian Americans continue with no end in sight. The US police have even taken a step forward and strangle African Americans in broad daylight."
Asking how can the draft resolution be taken seriously when the child-killer Israeli regime continues to commit all core international crimes," the Iranian envoy said, "The international community must hold the Israeli regime accountable for shedding the blood of countless Palestinian people."
"In an attempt to whitewash its vicious campaign of genocide, Canada has colluded with the Special Rapporteur on the [so-called] Situation of Human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran and invited him to a session in order to support its baseless allegations and lobby against my Country. It reminds us of a famous Iranian proverb about fox’s trickery, which says: They asked the fox who is your witness? He said, my tail. The proverb applies to one who brings his own dependents as evidence to testify in his favor. FACT, a culprit cannot call a complicit as a witness to the court."
"The majority of Member States have repeatedly rejected the manipulation of human rights for political objectives, and have insisted on the imperative of the promotion and protection of human rights in all countries through constructive dialogue, engagement and cooperation. Unfortunately, in many cases these principles are not upheld, and these important mechanisms have mostly failed to fulfill their duties," Ershadi said.