Iran calls for dialogue with Europe over rights abuse in France

December 5th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) Iran has expressed concern over human rights situation in France and called for “an open dialogue between Tehran and Europe over the issue”, IRNA reported Friday. The remarks were made by Secretary of Human Rights Headquarters of Iran’s Judiciary Mohammad-Javad Larijani in a meeting with French Human Rights Minister Rama Yade in the French capital Wednesday.

Larijani urged all countries to refrain from taking a selective attitude towards the issue, and accused Europe of following “double standard regarding human rights issues”.

Larijani said he had welcomed Yade’s proposal on finding a solution to the issue and reaching agreement between the sides.

“I told her that instead of holding talks via media, it is better to prepare grounds for attending face-to-face meetings,” he said.

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