No need for others' biased emphasis to observe human rights in Iran: Mousavi

TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – In reaction to EU Parliament's anti Iranian resolution, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said Monday "Iran does not need others' biased and opportunistic emphasis for observing human rights."

“The biased, one-sided, unrealistic, and disappointing resolution against Iran is put to vote at a time when the United States of America is violating the rights of over 80 million people by imposing economic terrorism against Iran; however, this is ignored by members of the European Parliament,” Mousavi said in a Monday statement.

Mousavi said the adoption of the resolution shows the new members of the European Parliament are unfamiliar with ongoing developments in Iran.
The spokesman noted that the anti-Iran accusations are mainly “based on incorrect and inauthentic information and certain purposeful media campaigns.”

“Although there is no need for a comparison with regional countries, the status of women’s rights, and human rights in general, in the Islamic Republic of Iran is far beyond the regional borders in many areas,” he added.

“In numerous cases, the position of Iranian women is in some ways even better than that of women in the countries that claim to be advocates of human rights,” he added.

Iran would not deny certain shortcomings in the human rights field, Mousavi said, stressing that efforts are underway to overcome the challenges on the basis of Islamic and national tenets and values.

“For the Islamic Republic of Iran, observing human rights is a religious and legal obligation and a subject in line with the national interests and security,” he added.

He said the country has always strived to fulfil those obligations, and there is no need for spiteful and opportunistic emphases from others in this regard.

He finally denounced the use of double standards when it comes to human rights and rejected the instrumental use of it against other countries, and said, “Adoption of such resolutions and measures runs counter to interaction with the European Union, and will definitely not be constructive.”

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