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Published Date: Saturday 9 November 2019 - 14:54:05
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Iran is open to criticism: HCHR Secretary

Iran is open to criticism: HCHR Secretary
IRAN  - Iran's envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani called UPR "a glimpse of hope" and "the light at the end of tunnel" in the "contaminated atmosphere of UN".

Speaking to Press TV on the sidelines of the UN annual Universal Periodic Review, he said stressed that the mechanism in the United Nations are often "contaminated with manipulation, with politicization and prejudice."

"UPR is a glimpse of hope, it is the light at the end of tunnel and shows that it is possible to hold process in which, every country could come and present its views."

Larijani highlighted Tehran's efforts in promoting the human rights, but again referred to the US economic sanctions as a major challenge in this regard.

The Sectary of HCHR further added that Iran is hoping to present its experiences in promoting human rights to other countries, saying that the country is "very open to criticism"; however, "fair assessment is needed rather than accusations."

"Some countries in this meeting, like the US and UK, have mistaken recommendation which signals constructive engagement with accusations which stems from hostility.".

On Friday, Iran's Human Rights delegation to the United Nations took to the stage at the UN Headquarters in Geneva for the annual Universal Periodic Review.

The UPR is a state-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each state to declare actions they have taken to fulfill their human rights obligations.

This session is seen by critics of the Islamic Republic as an opportunity to condemn Iran for alleged abuses. However, the Iranian team sees it as a great opportunity to challenge misconceptions and educate fellow members of their achievements in this field.

 

News Code: 28517
Published Date: Saturday 9 November 2019 - 14:54:05
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