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Iran calls UN human rights resolution ‘biased’

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Iran has slammed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly’s rights committee on alleged human rights violations in the country.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday that the UN’s legal mechanisms had turned into a tool in the hands of the West.

“It is unfortunate that human rights mechanisms… have been abused by Western countries,” Afkham said.

She added that Iran rejects the resolution as it does not take into account the “existing realities” and has been passed with a “political bias.”

The anti-Iran resolution depends on “unreliable sources” and is “replete with baseless, unfounded, and fictitious allegations,” said the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.

On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted the resolution, presented by Canada, with a vote of 78 in favor, 35 against, and 69 abstentions.

Tehran has repeatedly criticized biased reports on the human rights situation in the country.

Iranian Acting Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani also reacted to the move, calling the Canada-proposed resolution “hostile”.

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