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Friday, August 03, 2007

Iran accuses Israel of 'human rights' violations

This would be funny if it were not so sad and blatantly wrong. Iran, which may be the world's biggest human rights violator, is accusing Israel of 'human rights' violations.
Iran denounced what it called Israel's horrific human rights record in a letter to the United Nations secretary-general while denying recent Israeli accusations of widespread rights abuses in the Islamic republic.

In the Iranian letter, obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, the country's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee said his government would not respond to baseless allegations and distortions about the situation of human rights in Iran.

"Israel's futile attempt to raise allegations against others' human rights situation is nothing but a preposterous, and indeed tired, practice to distract the international community's attention from its shameful human rights record," he said.

Khazaee was responding to a June 19 letter from Israel's deputy UN ambassador Daniel Carmon to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which urged the international community to denounce Iran's systemic, grave, and widespread violation of human rights.

The Israeli letter cited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust and his calls for Israel's destruction while developing an ominous military nuclear weapons program.
But in the politically correct, Israel-bashing UN where no one wants to insult the 'religion of peace,' you can bet that the Iranian letter will engender a lot more discussion than the Israeli one.


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