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Tehran rejects UN resolution on international investigation — RT in French

Iranian diplomacy has firmly opposed a text from the Human Rights Council creating a commission of inquiry into the violence that occurred during the demonstrations which agitated the country, seeing it as a violation of its sovereignty.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has spoken out against a UN Human Rights Council resolution establishing an international commission of inquiry into the repression of protests in Iran.

In a press release published on November 24, he stresses that the Islamic Republic of Iran was opposed to the special meeting of the UN body, of which he “totally rejects” the resolution, voted on the same day. This text presented by Germany and Iceland was adopted by 25 “yes”, 6 “no” and 16 abstentions, during an emergency meeting in Geneva.

Violation of national sovereignty

The Iranian ministry assures that its country “has already formed a national commission of inquiry composed of legal experts, with the participation of independent representatives”, and therefore considers “that the formation of any new mechanism to examine the incidents of these last two months in Iran is useless and represents a violation of the country’s national sovereignty”, which leads it not to recognize the UN mission.

Still according to Iranian diplomacy, “the German authorities and the governments that joined them […] made false and provocative allegations about the violation of human rights, women’s rights and children’s rights in Iran, which Iran has denied”. In addition, Tehran considers that “this resolution was made under pressure from certain political lobbies and is based on false information propagated by anti-Iranian media”. “This is a strategic mistake by Germany and some Western countries and time will show that this blindness will be detrimental to their interests,” the statement added.

Pakistan and Venezuela denounce the “increasing politicization” of the Human Rights Council

Meeting urgently at the initiative of Germany and Iceland, the 47 member states of the Human Rights Council decided in a vote to appoint a team of investigators to shed light on the violations of human rights linked to the repression of the demonstrations which have shaken Iran for two months.

During the debates, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, whose request to visit Iran has so far remained a dead letter, called on Tehran to “stop” its “unnecessary and disproportionate to strength”. Among the countries opposed to the resolution, Pakistan and Venezuela denounced an “increasing politicization” of the Human Rights Council, criticizing its use by Western countries to impose their views and interfere in internal affairs. other countries.

The wave of protest which agitates Iran was born following the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, after her arrest by the morality police for breaching the strict dress code, which notably obliges women to wear the veil Islamic in public. The protests have caused the death of dozens of people, on the side of the demonstrators as well as members of the security forces according to the Iranian authorities.


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