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Iran reacts to meddlesome stance of US, EU

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 21 September 2022 / 14:49

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani has reacted to the meddling stance of some officials of the US, EU and other countries regarding the death of Mahsa Amini.

Kanaani offered condolences to Mahsa Amini's bereaved parents and family. He however condemned the meddlesome position of foreign countries on this tragic incident and advised them to avoid opportunistic behavior and using the issue of human rights as a tool.

He said countries that are notorious in the world for their long history of war-mongering and violence have no merits to lecture others on human rights. Kanaani added that the US is the biggest violator of the rights of the Iranian people as it has stuck to the failed policy of maximum pressure and to its economic terrorism.

He also said the US is in no position to make unproven claims and adopt deceptive policies to portray itself as the sympathizer and supporter of the Iranian people.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman noted that human rights have a special value and inherent standing for Iran in accordance with its religious and historical beliefs and values. Kanaani also said it's regrettable that some countries use human rights as a tool and for political leverage and try to use an incident that is under investigation as an opportunity to pursue their political goals and desires against the people and government of Iran.

Kanaani stressed that necessary orders have been issued by the highest executive, judicial and legislative officials of Iran to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into this tragic incident.

He said the Western countries' double standards and their turning a blind eye to the continued crimes by their allies in different parts of the world including against the oppressed people of Palestine only further expose the hypocrisy of the West regarding the issue of human rights.

Kanaani at the end urged these countries to improve their own dire human rights record and give up efforts to sow sedition in other countries.

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