Iran probes UN rights reporter entry
The UN human rights special rapporteur has been appointed by the West, Iranian Deputy Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said on Monday stressing that Iran is considering the possibility of his travel to the country, Press Tv reported with reference to IRNA.
"If they (Western countries) investigate the issue of human rights in Iran in a fair and non-political way, they will understand that at the current juncture, the Islamic Republic is the only country that attaches the greatest significance to human rights principles," Raeisi told.
However, they will certainly make a mistake about Iran's human right issue if they pursue unfair approaches and are affected by opponents of the Islamic Republic who have secret links with political movements of the US and the arrogant system, he warned.
The senior Iranian judiciary official dismissed reports by foreign media against Iran and said such moves are pursuing political objectives.
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday, June 17, named former Maldivian Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed as its human rights investigator on Iran.
Raeisi's remarks came a day after the Human Rights Committee of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) decided to bar the UN human rights special rapporteur from entering the country.
Two MPs indicated the Islamic republic will not accept the new UN investigator Ahmed Shaheed on Iran affairs.
'The parliament Human Right commission discussed the issue in recent session and it is insisted that Iran will not permit Shaheed to enter the country,' Deputy of Human Right Commission Mohammadkarim Abedi said.
'Despite parliament respect for appointment Former Foreign Minister of the Maldives who is a Muslim as a new special investigator the admission of UN special rapporteur on Human Right for Iran is unacceptable,' conservative MP Zohreh Elahiyan said in parliament Sunday session.
The MP indicated the UN special rapporteur appointed on political and hidden intentions however she invited Ahmad Shaheed to visit Iran's tourist attractions.