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Iran’s Zarif meets UN human rights chief Pillay
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay meet in New York, Monday, September 30, 2013.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay meet in New York, Monday, September 30, 2013.
Tue Oct 1, 2013 7:52AM
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, discussing the global approach toward human rights.


During the meeting in New York on Monday, the Iranian foreign minister said there should be a change in the current global approach toward the issue of human rights.

Zarif stressed the necessity of approaching human rights in the true sense of the term, not as a political tool and a politicized issue.

Commenting on potential cooperation between Iran and the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Zarif said, “The [Office of the] UN High Commissioner on Human Rights and Iran can hold talks and cooperate regarding many issues and perform many tasks in a proper atmosphere.”

The Iranian foreign minister also invited the UN official to pay a visit to Iran in the near future.

Pillay, for her part, welcomed the invitation and stressed the interest of Office of the UN High Commissioner in expanding cooperation and interaction with the Islamic Republic.

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