Iran Judiciary slams UK brutal violence
Western countries adopt dual attitude on human rights, Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said censuring the brutal crackdown of the UK police on protesters in the recent UK unrest, Press TV reported.
"The recent events in Britain and remarks by British officials who called protesters "thugs and hooligans" were a clear example of the West's "contradictory" attitude to human rights issues," Larijani told.
He highlighted the significance of making a revision in ties with Western countries which oppose the Islamic Republic and with those who adopt contradictory stance on political issues and human rights.
It is necessary for Muslim countries, particularly Iran, to reconsider their interaction with Western countries to establish wise relations with the West.
The unrest in Britain broke out on August 6 in the north London suburb of Tottenham, after a few hundred people gathered outside a police station to protest against the fatal shooting and killing of Mark Duggan by the police.
Thereafter, violent protests erupted in major cities like Birmingham, Liverpool, and Bristol, contributing to Britain's worst unrest since the 1980s.