DECEMBER 9, 2022
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Tehran blasts European Parliament’s anti-Iran human rights resolution

Tehran blasts European Parliament’s anti-Iran human rights resolution

Iran has vehemently condemned the “interventionist” resolution that the European Parliament (EP) recently passed about what they called the situation of human rights in the country. 

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a statement released on Friday, said the resolution approved by the legislative body of the European Union the previous day stems from the “destructive approach that several European currents have adopted vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“The European Parliament’s meddlesome resolution indicates the confusion of a number of European parties over the reality of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s might and anti-arrogance stances,” Nasser Kan’ani said as he denounced the EP’s resolution.

The senior Iranian diplomat went on to criticize certain European countries for siding with terrorist groups over the past four decades against the Iranian nation, stating that their “theatrical measures and bogus humanitarian slogans” will never erase their "dark records" of sponsoring anti-Iranian criminals.

“Whilst the public opinion across the world, as in European countries, is distressed, traumatized and infuriated by continuation of the most inhumane crimes in Gaza, which are being committed by the apartheid and child-killing Israeli regime, and asks the officials of their respective countries to stop the genocide and war crimes against the defenseless and oppressed people of Gaza by raising their voices in streets in various cities across that continent (Europe), the European Parliament that alleges to be the symbol of democracy, so-called human rights and humanitarian values has turned a blind eye to the most unprecedented and barbaric collective punishment and vicious massacre of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinian citizens, of whom 70 percent are women and children,” he said.

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry emphasized that Europeans’ double standard would not go unnoticed by the world’s scholars and those whose conscience have awakened.

Kan’ani also advised those who initiate and draft such “worthless anti-Iranian resolutions” to remedy their behavior as well as failed policies towards the Iranian government and nation, and adopt the policy of constructive interaction and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and interests.

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights situation in Iran, condemning what it claimed as rights abuses against women in the country.

The nonbinding resolution was adopted by 516 votes in favor, 4 against with 27 abstentions.

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