Iran says does not accept UN special rapporteur on human rights
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, June 28, IRNA -- Iran said on Tueday that it does not accept UN special rapporteur on human rights while the United Nations Human Rights Council kept silent toward US human rights violations by waging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan which killed millions of innocent people.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not accept UN special rapporteur on human rights in protest at the United Nations Human Rights Council's negligence of the US black human rights record, waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan which killed millions of innocent people since 2001.
Mehmanparast told reporters in his weekly press briefing that as a natural practice, the UN appoints special envoys on particular issues such as food, housing and freedom of judges in consultation with respective governments.
Mehmanparast said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has invited six different UN rapporteurs on various topics, but, the UN has adopted a selective approach to assign rapporteurs.
Mehmanparast strongly criticized the US sanctions on Iranian passenger planes withholding spare parts and fuel for Iran Air passenger planes.
He said that the sanctions are in contravention with the international law and Iran will take legal action with the international organizations to condemn the US sanctions and prove that they are tantamount to human rights violations.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30452983
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