Iran‘s foreign ministry summoned the German ambassador on Monday for the third time in the past four weeks to protest repeated “unfounded and nosy” comments against Tehran by officials in the European country, according to the official IRNA news agency. .
Hans-Udo Muzel was summoned as part of Tehran’s reaction to the adoption of a resolution against Iran at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting on Thursday, which Iran dismissed as a “misstep” based on policy and instrumental. approach towards human rights and Iran therefore fundamentally “rejected” it.
The meeting, at the request of Germany and Iceland to discuss recent events in Iran, voted to establish an international fact-finding mission to investigate the Iranian government’s response to protests in the country.
In the meeting with Muzel, the ministry conveyed Tehran’s strong protest over the “unfounded and intrusive” comments by German officials, and that Iran will not cooperate under any mechanism defined on the basis of the resolution.
The ministry stressed that compliance by Germany and some other European countries with unilateral US sanctions against Tehran, which have led to the “blatant” violation of Iranians’ human rights, strips these countries of any “legitimacy or eligibility.” ” to raise human rights. rights claims.
The German ambassador assured that he will convey Iran’s protests to his country’s officials as soon as possible.
The UNHRC meeting on Thursday was called to discuss alleged human rights violations in Iran during its handling of recent “foreign-backed unrest” in the country.
Protests have erupted in Iran since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in a Tehran hospital a few days after collapsing at a police station in September. The Iranian government blames the United States and some other countries for “inciting riots and supporting terrorists” in the country. ■