‘Human rights’ is political tool in wrong hands


Press TV
November 22, 2011

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has censured a new UN General Assembly resolution which accuses Tehran of rights violations, and said the Western powers have long been using human rights as a political tool.

“Unfortunately, human rights has turned into a political issue and a tool in the hands of the Western hegemonic and bullying countries,” Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday.

“If the rights issue is to be examined in a fair, serious and impartial manner, the crimes committed by the US and other countries must also be probed,” Mehmanparast pointed out

He added that no one has forgotten the use of nuclear bombs by the US on Japan in 1945 or the countless lives taken by US-led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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