Iran rejects ‘baseless accusations’ by U.S. envoy Samantha Power

Following protests by UN Watch and then the U.S. Mission about the UN’s despicable election of Iran to two human rights committees, the fundamentalist regime has fired back. The Iranian statement follows below.

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

24 April 2014

Press Release

The Islamic Republic of Iran categorically rejects baseless accusations raised in the statement of U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations regarding status of human rights and civil liberties in the Islamic Republic of Iran and find these assertions both unconstructive, obstructive and against the spirit of cooperation between sovereign member states and the principles of sovereign equality of states.

In the past decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has routinely adopted effective and constructive approach in relation to all multilateral issues within the framework of the UN as well as its bilateral relationship with other states.

Civil society and thousands of NGOs are actively pursuing their goals in different areas such as social, economic, environmental, political, women and human rights, etc in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Against this backdrop, It is obvious that Iran’s active presence in UN bodies will be helpful and serve the attainment of non-governmental organization objectives.

h/t Jonathan Wachtel

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