Publishe Date: 11:39 PM - 11/6/2013 | Print

Human Rights Official Raps US for Long-time, Pioneering Role in Animosities towards Iran

Politics - Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani lambasted the US for leading the global front against Iran, and said Washington’s hostilities towards Tehran have a long record.

“Today, the US is holding the flag of a front which has the silliest animosity towards Iran and our people’s hostility towards the US is not limited to the last 30 years and has a long record back in the history,” Larijani said in the Northern province of Mazandaran on Tuesday night.

He described the US-led sanctions against Iran as cruel, and said the embargos are a clear violation of human rights and have grown so tough that the western states don’t allow our university students to study in other countries.

Western countries, led by the US, accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

 

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