News   /   Politics

Israel’s Western backers ‘in no position’ to preach about human rights: Iran

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has censured Western countries for drafting and voting for an anti-Iran UN resolution, saying they are not qualified to preach about human rights.

Nasser Kan’ani made the remarks on Thursday, one day after the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly approved the Canada-drafted resolution that condemned what it called repression of women and girls in Iran.

“How is it that the US and some Western countries do not see the massacre of children and women by the occupying Israeli regime in Gaza and instead issue a resolution against Iran by repeating baseless claims founded on false information and dishonest generalizations?” he said.

Referring to the all-out assistance provided by the US, Canada, and some other Western states for the Israeli regime to commit barbaric atrocities, war crimes, and genocide against the innocent Palestinian people, Kan’ani said, “These countries are not in a position to advise the Iranian government and people on human rights given their long history of systematic rights violation.”

The anti-Iran document “lacks legitimacy and validity” with “one-sided and unrealistic” provisions, he added.

The Iranian diplomat also condemned the countries that pushed for the UN resolution for “abusing the sublime concepts and values of human rights to promote their own short-sighted political objectives.”

The passing of the anti-Iran resolution amid indifference to Israeli crimes in Gaza brought dishonor on the Western countries and laid bare their “blatant hypocrisy and sheer lies” about human rights, he said.

The Islamic establishment in Iran is based on a religious democracy and has always been serious and ready to promote human rights under its international obligations, Kan’ani emphasized

Israel waged the brutal war on the blockaded Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity.

Since the start of the war, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 11,517 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured around 32,000 others.

It has also imposed a “complete siege” on the coastal sliver, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku