• March 26, 2023

Iran says not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission: IRNA

By Xinhua Published: Nov 28, 2022 10:49 PM Updated: Nov 28, 2022 10:43 PM

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the “political” fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, according to Iran’s official news agency IRNA.

Nasser Kanaani made the remarks at a weekly press conference, in response to the anti-Tehran resolution adopted in the Thursday UNHRC meeting, which was held at the request of Germany and Iceland to discuss the recent events in Iran.

The Iranian government has set up a national committee made up of experts, jurists as well as official and unofficial representatives of the people, and is thoroughly investigating the recent events, he said.

The Iranian government’s measures in this regard show that it is committed to its essential and national responsibility and is fulfilling its duties responsibly, Kanaani noted.

He stressed that hasty use of human rights mechanisms as well as the adoption of “political and instrumental” approaches toward such issues were “rejected” and failed to contribute to the human rights concept.

On Thursday, the UNHRC voted in favor of establishing an international fact-finding mission to probe the Iranian government’s response to the protests in the country.

Protests have erupted in Iran since Mahsa Amini died in a Tehran hospital a few days after she collapsed at a police station in September. The Iranian government blames the US and some other countries for “inciting riots and supporting terrorists” in the country.

On Sunday, the chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that the Iranian nation will confront the attempts by the US and its allies seeking to sow discord and division in the country and will thwart their hostile plots.

Making the remarks while addressing a group of the Iranian Basij volunteer forces in the southeastern city of Zahedan, Hossein Salami said that they are all trying to “provoke tensions in Iran by means of their divisive media outlets,” reported by Press TV.


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