Iranian lawmakers slam UN human rights resolution against Iran

15:12, March 28, 2011      

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A number of Iranian lawmakers criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for adopting an anti-Iran resolution, local satellite Press TV reported on Sunday.

On Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council voted for an European resolution proposal for appointing a special rapporteur to monitor human rights situation in Iran, the move which Washington called as a breakthrough for political freedom.

The United Nations called on Iran to cooperate with the envoy and provide access to the country on the human rights condition in Iran.

"By issuing this resolution, those who claim for human rights want to deflect world public opinion from the crimes committed in Libya, Bahrain and other Islamic countries," Iranian lawmaker Hassan Norouzi was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Also, Yousef Nadjafi, another Iranian lawmaker, dismissed the resolution as politically motivated.

"This resolution is completely political, and the U.S. as well as (other) Western countries are behind it, seeking to inflict harm on the democratic establishment of the Islamic Republic," Nadjafi was quoted as saying.

It was as a "sinister" Western plot, Sa'dollah Nassiri Qeidari was quoted as saying.

He said hegemonic powers use the UN as a tool to achieve their unholy objectives, according to the report.

"Given the situation in the region and the awakening of the people of Islamic countries, hegemonic powers such as the U.S., Britain and France are trying to use such political and biased resolutions to tarnish the image of the Islamic Republic of Iran," he was quoted as saying.

Source: Xinhua
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