UN rights resolution on Iran 'worthless'
An Iranian lawmaker has censured a UN resolution accusing Tehran of human rights violations, describing it as part of a smear campaign by the Israel lobby against Iran, Press TV reported.
"The hostile position of the global arrogance against the Islamic Republic has always been obvious. This time it made mischief and approved a worthless resolution," Samad Fadaei told IRNA on Wednesday.
He added that the resolution was passed by countries that merely claim to defend human rights but, in fact, are carrying out heinous crimes.
"Those who wear the mask of support for human rights have malicious faces and easily violate the absolute rights of many countries in order to meet their own interests," the Iranian lawmaker said.
He expressed confidence that all freedom-seeking people in the world would condemn the recent Western-sponsored UN draft resolution against Iran.
"The resolution lacks any value and will have no impact on the will of the Iranian nation and statesmen," Fadaei said.
He noted that the Human Rights Committee of the Iranian Parliament has presented to the United Nations cases of human rights violations by Western countries.
On November 18, the Third Committee of the UN, in a draft resolution, accused Iran, North Korea, and Myanmar of violating human rights, but the resolution is yet to be approved by the UN General Assembly.
The draft resolution was sponsored by the US, the European Union, Canada, and other Western countries.
Iran has denounced the resolution as an illegal move masterminded by the United States and its allies.
The Non-aligned Movement and the Organization of the Islamic Conference have also condemned the resolution against Iran.