Iran Categorically Rejects Report by UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur
Iran Categorically Rejects Report by UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh strongly dismissed the latest report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Iran as "biased", and protested at Javaid Rehman for using information provided by terrorists.

“Selective and political approaches will undermine human rights instead of improving it,” Khatibzadeh said.

He reiterated that adopting a political and selective approach to human rights not only does not help to promote it but also destroys and undermines human rights.

Iran has provided detailed comments on this report, which has been officially published by the UN Human Rights Council, he said.

Reiterating that Iran does not accept the mission of the Special Rapporteur, he added that the false accusations and allegations of the reporter are based on misinformation received from biased sources, including terrorist and Western groups.

Criticizing the double standards and hypocritical approach of Western countries towards human rights, Khatibzadeh said, “Tehran is committed to supporting and promoting human rights around the world, and will continue to promote the human rights of its people seriously despite US unilateral coercive moves.”

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Khatibzadeh said that Tehran is making efforts to further bolster relations and cooperation with the regional countries.

The Islamic Republic’s foremost foreign policy goal is to strengthen friendship with regional countries, Khatibzadeh said, addressing a ceremony attended by foreign ambassadors and diplomats at the diplomatic club of the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

He also said the administration of President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi tries to achieve that goal by relying on commonalities between Iran and other regional nations.

The spokesman underlined that today’s world needs peace and co-existence more than ever before.

Khatibzadeh also congratulated the Persian New Year, saying, “We believe that Nowruz and the new century mark the beginning of our great endeavors.”