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2022-June-25  18:34

Iran Blames West’s Support for Terrorist Groups as Reason for Low Outcome of Global War on Terrorism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Iran's Judiciary and head of the country's Human Rights Headquarters Kazzem Qaribabadi said that the western states’ support for the terrorist groups is the reason for the small success of the campaign against terrorism at international level.

The only reason that the fight against terrorism has achieved little success is that the western countries continue to support terrorist groups like Al-Nusra, Al Qaeda, and the ISIL, Qaribabadi said on Friday.

He also slammed the western countries for their use of human rights as a political vehicle or goods to exert pressure on developing countries, saying that this was the greatest scourge of human rights.

The US and western countries speak of human rights for other countries not themselves, as the standards and values of human rights is never exercised in these countries when it comes to ethnic minorities, Muslims and indigenous people.

Qaribabadi criticized the detainment of Iranian national Hamid Nouri by the Swedish government, saying that he was arrested without charge and was formally accused after six months of detainment, while being kept in solitary confinement with no medical access.

There three Swedish citizens imprisoned in Iran but Iran doesn’t treat prisoners like this, because Iran’s legal system is based on Islamic law which refutes such behavior, the official noted.

He mentioned another Iranian national, named Asadollah Asadi, who was kept in a bunker for a considerable part of the 110 days of detainment in Germany, adding that Germany violates human rights while it always accuses Iran.

Qaribabadi also criticized Sweden for harboring anti-Iran terrorist groups, saying that Iran has strong proofs that these groups are systematically backed by the Swedish government.

Iran’s policy is to put pressure on the governments supporting terrorist groups and to warn international organizations and European countries on their responsibility about such groups, according to the official.

He expressed regret that some Western countries have double standards regarding such cases as Iran’s complaint against terrorist groups, as they didn’t address the evidences provided by families of victims of the MEK terrorism in a fair way.

On the legal case regarding the assassination of the former IRGS Qods Force Commander General Qassem Soleimani, Gharaibabadi said that the case is pursued at three level; courts in Iran and Iraq, courts in seven other countries in connection with the issues, and international organizations.

Iran’s Judiciary has opened several cases on international issues, including US sanctions and assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, where the rights of Iranian citizens have been violated, the official said, singling out the case of EB patients who were hurt by a lack of medical items due to US sanctions.

Iran has aimed at clarifying the international public opinion on the impacts of unilateral sanction on the people of Iran and their inconsistency with the international law, Qaribabadi said.

In this regard, he said, the US special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures travelled to Iran and offered a report, adding that unilateral sanctions contrasted international law and the UN charter and have impacted human rights of the Iranian people.

In relevant remarks in June, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said that the western states are using terrorism as an instrument to prolong their military presence in the region, and stressed continued support for Iraq in fighting terrorist groups.

Iran enjoys valuable experience in the fight against terrorism and can help to enhance the security in Iraq, General Ashtiani said in a meeting with Iraqi Interior Minister Othman al-Ghanmi in Tehran.

He added that the social, religious, and historical commonalities have played a decisive role in further deepening and strengthening of relations between Iran and Iraq, noting that Iran supports Iraq's unity and integrity and is ready to helps the strengthening of stability and security in the country.

General Ashtiani also called on the Iranian and Iraqi officials to be more diligent and cohesive in strengthening cooperation.

Noting that terrorism is a tool used by the West to justify its presence in the region, the Iranian minister stressed joint actions of Iraq, Iran, and Syria in the fight against terrorism.