Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani lambasted the West’s double-standard policies and stances on human rights issues, and said the western countries claiming to be an advocate of human rights have closed their eyes on the crimes committed against the Libyan and Bahraini Nations.
“In Bahrain and Libya, we are witnessing very painful developments, especially in Bahrain, where unarmed people are attacked,” Ayatollah Amoli Larijani said.
He also said a recent series of developments in the world’s arrogant states signals that the oppressive ruling systems are on the verge of collapse.
“Due to financial crises in the United States and Europe, some protests and strikes have taken place in Europe and, we are especially witnessing protests by the Jewish people in the occupied [Palestinian] territories,” Ayatollah Amoli Larijani said On Wednesday.
All these developments indicate that the oppressive ruling systems, which had sustained themselves through force and deceit, cannot last, he added.
Recently, a wave of uprisings and revolutions has swept through the Arab world.
Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution toppling Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.
Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, and Yemen have also been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdowns on demonstrations to silence their critics.
Bahrain and Yemen, in particular, have experienced the deadliest clashes. In Bahrain, the military intervention of Saudi-led forces has further fueled the crisis in the tiny Persian Gulf state.