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Published Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019 - 12:34:37
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Universality cannot be imposed; Iran’s human rights report flawless: HR chief

Universality cannot be imposed; Iran’s human rights report flawless: HR chief
IRAN  - On a live IRIB TV program on Tuesday night, Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani described Iranian delegation’s report to the UN Human Rights Council as perfectly professional and said that in human rights dialogues mutual respect is a necessity and imposing opinions on others is unacceptable.

Based on UPR mechanism, every country should prepare and present a written report on the measures it has taken with respect to human rights in four years and other countries express their comments on the mentioned report and they could also make recommendations to the reporting country, he said.

"The opinions on the reports should not be in form of an accusation since the whole project is supposed to be constructive and that's why these opinions are called recommendations. Countries usually accept recommendations and they also sometimes reject them as we do the same with recommendations which are in contrast to our Islamic principles," Larijani added.

He also mentioned that Iran's report was a perfect one which was prepared by all governmental bodies and supervised by the High Council for Human rights.
Developments in different areas of human rights were included in the report and constructive recommendations made by other countries were accepted. Also, countries with a dark human rights background like Britain and the US were responded properly as they were reminded of their crimes and mass killings all over the world, Larijani said.

Speaking of universality, he also said that the secular-liberal countries are trying to impose universality on others. For instance, once they considered homosexuality as a mental disease and now they have accepted it and expect the whole world to follow their path. We stand against this view and offer a type of universality which respects different cultures  and introduces magnificent Islamic thoughts to others.

Regarding the nuclear program, Larijani said that we have proved that we are not willing to make nuclear weapons although we are able to do so. There should be no limitation on us respecting our access to nuclear science and we need to remain stable on our path since we have spent a lot and have taken a big step in this regard.

Considering Europe's threat and trigger mechanism, he said that this is a very bad mechanism and we should not have accepted it. There are many shortcomings in the JCPOA text and that's why I believe we should not be waiting for the US or Europe to take a step forward, he added.

 

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Published Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019 - 12:34:37
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