TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Representatives of the religious minorities of Iran in the Parliament condemned a one-sided resolution that the UN General Assembly has adopted on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic.
In a statement on Sunday, the Iranian Christian, Zoroastrian, and Jewish lawmakers denounced as biased and politically-motivated a resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, which was recently adopted in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.
The Iranian lawmakers said the UN resolution has been passed under the guise of support for human rights, but it is an inherently “political statement” that has been used as an instrument to mount pressure on Iran.
The anti-Iran UN resolution has used the concept of human rights as a tool, the Iranian MPs added, saying the one-sided and partial resolution has employed double standards in order to isolate Iran.
The Jewish, Armenian Christian, Zoroastrian, and Assyrian Christian lawmakers also called on the Iranian Foreign Ministry to condemn the resolution more explicitly, monitor the moves and stances of the hostile countries and the reactionary regional states, and to thwart such anti-Iran plots hatched by the US, the Zionist regime of Israel, and their allies.
On December 18, the UN General Assembly adopted draft resolution II, “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, by a vote of 81 in favor, to 30 against, with 70 abstentions.
The Assembly also called on Iran to cease what it called the widespread use of arbitrary arrests and detention and to release persons detained for the exercise of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.