Iranian Foreign Minister
Manouchehr Mottaki has left Tehran for Geneva to take part in the 13th session of the UN Human Rights Council on Sunday night. He is accompanied by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, Press TV reported.
Mottaki will seek to highlight Iran's stance on the issue at the gathering in the Swiss city.
He will also meet with Iranian envoys based in Geneva to discuss efforts to promote the idea of global nuclear disarmament.
Officials in Tehran have recently been directing criticism at the US and some of its Western allies for turning a blind eye to Israel's human rights violations. They see Washington as the world's major human rights violator and say it is flouting the Geneva Conventions in its so-called war on terror.