German minister ‘should have been denied admittance’

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – Head of the Judiciary has said German envoy should have been denied admittance to country for country’s human rights remarks.

Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani who was addressing a meeting of Judiciary high-ranking officials on Monday, criticized recent remarks by German minister of trade and economic affairs who conditioned development of ties with Iran on Iran’s recognition of Israeli regime. “This position is highly unacceptable from a European official, while they had well understood Iran’s official line of policy which rested upon promoting resistance against Zionism, and conditioning of the betterment of relations on such act to which Iran would at best lampoon is far from diplomatic code of conduct,” Ayatollah Amoli Larijani told the meeting.

“The European record in dealing with human rights is far from immaculate, since they have been mere onlookers in facing crimes by Saudis supported by the US in Yemen; the refugees swarming EU is a direct outcome of such policies which the EU and the US had been advancing,” he objected. “In the US, the black people are systematically targeted and killed by police more than the white population; Germany had supported Saddam Hussein, provided the Baathist Iraq with most lethal chemical weapons; now the minister should go back in history to find what the human rights would mean to a country fought almost the whole world and had been target of most vehement human rights charges,” Amoli Larijani said.

“No official would formally defend capital punishment; but what is the panacea for the plight of the smuggling of drugs which had plagued our youth and every day, lives are destroyed and families are grappling with at least an addict; capital punishment addresses these fears and concerns and the Judiciary had been executing court verdicts and no intervention whatsoever is possible in court verdicts,” he emphasized.

He also recommended government to think twice before providing admittance to German official, who would brazenly avoid apologies for their shameless conduct during the war and the sanctions, but made excessive claims, while their motives were “only to win our untapped consumer markets out of seeking material interests.”


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