Iranian lawmakers slam UN human rights resolution

March 28th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News  

TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) — A number of Iranian lawmakers criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for adopting an anti-Iran resolution, Press TV reported Sunday.

The Islamic Republic had denounced the act as a political move meant to divert attention from human rights abuses committed by the United States.

A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, Fatemeh Alia, said the so-called defenders of human rights are “in the front line” of anti-democracy moves.

“In the 21st century, the modern barbarism has made a gesture of defending human rights, but is committing the most heinous acts of human rights violation,” she said.

Sa’dollah Nassiri Qeidari, another lawmaker, decried the anti-Iran UN resolution, dismissing it as a “sinister” Western plot.

“Given the situation in the region and the awakening of the people of Islamic countries, hegemonic powers such as the US, Britain and France are trying to use such political and biased resolutions to tarnish the image of the Islamic Republic of Iran and deflect public opinion from the Islamic Revolution,” he added.

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday approved a resolution for the appointment of a special human rights rapporteur for Iran. The motion received 22 votes in favor, seven against, and 14 abstentions.

The human rights resolution, which was introduced by the U.S. and Sweden, was adopted in order to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind.

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