UN resolution on human rights situation in Iran "illegal": lawmaker

UN resolution on human rights situation in Iran "illegal": lawmaker
# 22 December 2012 23:52 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. An Iranian lawmaker censured on Saturday a recent resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on human rights situation in Iran as "illegal", APA reports quoting Press TV.

Mohammad-Ali Esfanani, spokesman of Iran's Majlis (parliament) Legal and Judicial Commission, said that "The UN follows a selective and one-sided approach to human rights," said the report.

Such resolutions are tools at the hands of Western countries to put pressure on Iran, he said, adding that UN resolution shows hasty reaction to an unfounded and baseless report about Iran.

On Thursday, the UN General Assembly condemned what it called the human rights "violations" in Iran and expressed deep concern at the country's continuing use of "torture" and "death penalty" and pressures on the religious and ethnic minorities. It also demanded the Iranian government to stop targeting journalists and human rights activists.

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