Mehmanparast advises Canada FM not to bring disgrace on his country
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast advised the Canadian foreign minister to conduct more studies on regional issues and avoid repeating remarks which would bring disgrace on his government.
He made the remark in response to a question on the recent remarks of the Canadian foreign minister who had claimed in an interview with the Zionist daily “Jerusalem Post” that Iran is definitely going to produce nuclear bombs. The Canadian foreign minister had also said the events similar to those in Libya are going to happen in Iran as well.
Mehmanparast said Iran believed the remarks by the Canadian FM lacked even the lowest standards of diplomatic behavior and not worth any commenting.
He said the current government in Canada practically regards itself as the guardian of the failed heritage of neo-conservatives in the US so it is no wonder Canadian officials keep making such remarks.
However, he stressed, the prices the Canadian nation has paid for such remarks and approaches are issues left to Canadian people and elite to assess.
The spokesman said the Canadian foreign minister should explain why he is making such funny remarks while the International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly stressed that Iran’s nuclear program is under its full supervision and there are no documents to prove the vise versa.
As to the Canadian official’s remarks on human rights violations, he said the foreign minister might say he was serving as minister of transportation at the time when Canadian prime minister was forced to close down the parliament twice over the human rights scandals by Canadian forces in Afghanistan but the fact is that the world public opinion is still waiting for the results of an impartial investigation over the issue.
On the systematic violation of the rights of indigenous groups in Canada, Mehmanparast said the breeching of their rights has become a catastrophe now, urging the indigenous people to seek international help and ask the UN to appoint a special rapporteur for the issue.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30818945
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