News ID: 236095
Published: 0329 GMT December 19, 2018

Parliament slams UNGA anti-Iran resolution

Parliament slams UNGA anti-Iran resolution

The Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in a statement on Wednesday condemned a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution which claims human rights violations in the country.

The statement described the resolution issuance as an act based on double standards, IRNA reported.

Iran has been the victim of terrorism, and human rights have been repeatedly violated by opponents (of the country) in Iran, the statement reads.

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution against Iran on Monday, claiming that the country has violated human rights. The resolution was passed with just 84 votes in favor out of 193 UNGA members.

The resolution was first adopted by Human Rights Committee in mid-November.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi condemned the document, saying the resolution is sponsored by some of the most serious human rights violators in the world.

He added, "The resolution neglects current realities in Iran and is based on selective, discriminatory and biased objectives and pursues political goals."



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