MP: Iran’s human rights laws more progressive than many countries
Spokesman for Parliament's Legal and Judicial Commission criticized the anti-Iran resolution by the United Nation General Assembly, saying Iran's human rights regulations were more progressive than many world countries, IRNA reported.
Amin Hassan Rahimi said the United Nations, instead of impartially monitoring the performance of its own organizations working in the human rights areas is, in a quite unfair and discriminatory manner, focusing on issues in countries like Iran, in a bid to tarnish their international image.
Saying that the UN has turned into a tool in the hand of hegemonic powers like the US, he said the UN General Assembly, as a principle, has basically nothing to do with issues of a human rights nature. He stressed that such issues should be considered by the UN organization based in Geneva.
Unfortunately, he added, the issue was dealt with the New York-based General Assembly because of the US influences and pressures.
Noting that Iran's human rights laws were much progressive than many other countries, the parliamentarian said Iran's laws have fully taken into account the rights of women, children and families.