Iran dismisses UN rapporteur's human rights report as 'biased'

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi says the UN special rapporteur's recent report about the situation of human rights in Iran is a biased and politically-motivated one which lacks credibility.

“The position of the Islamic Republic of Iran in regard to special rapporteur and the reports she presents to the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council is a principled one based on the political and unjust nature of mandating a human rights rapporteur for our country,” said Bahram Ghasemi, the Spokesman of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, late on Thursday.

He made the remarks in reaction to the latest report of Asma Jahangir, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, who ascended to the post on September 30, 2016.

“Accordingly, we believe that the reports issued by the UN special rapporteur are based on an unjust, unfair, politicized and malevolent resolution re-establishing the mandate of a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and so they lack credibility and legitimacy,” reiterated the Iranian diplomat.

“We hold that undertaking politicized, dishonest, and double-standard-wise approach to human rights by a small group of countries, not only undermines the repute and position of the concept of human rights in the world but also exposes further the scandalous face of the so-called human rights advocates and their allies who all share dark histories of background in human rights issues,” stated Ghasemi.

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