Iran expects human rights mechanisms to help stop Gaza massacre

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani has underscored that the legitimacy of international human rights mechanisms hinges on their practical measures to stop the massacre of innocent and defenseless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Bagheri Kani, who visits Geneva for negotiations, discussed with High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Wednesday afternoon issues such as the unfortunate human rights situation in Gaza, the systematic violation of human rights in the besieged area, and international efforts needed to put an end to war crimes and the carnage of Palestinian people.

The Iranian official also argued that the Israeli regime's claim of legitimate defense is not acceptable under international law, and that internationally recognized regulations do not grant any legitimacy to an occupying regime in terms of defending itself in the face of the people under occupation.

Volker Türk, for his part, emphasized that he mentioned some recommendations of human rights mechanisms to halt blatant violations of human rights in the occupied territories and called for an end to the occupation during his recent speech at the Human Rights Council.  

The High Commissioner for Human Rights went on to say that he is in contact with all parties to stop the conflicts and establish a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and that he also plans to visit the region.

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