Minority MPs blast Mike Pence's allegations, stress Iran's respect for religious minorities
Representatives of Iranian religious minorities at the Parliament in a statement on Sunday lashed out at US Vice-President Mike Pence for his allegations, and underlined that the religious minorities in Iran enjoy complete freedom.
"The recent remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence and US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo about the rights of religious minorities in Iran are fully baseless and do not conform to the existing realities," the statement said.
It underscored that the religious minorities are free to practice their religious rituals and enjoy social rights and cultural freedom based on Iran's Constitution, adding that the country has paved a proper ground for them for peaceful coexistence and growth.
The statement rapped the US government's silence on the violation of the rights of the Shiite community in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and massacre of the Muslims in Myanmar, Yemen and Gaza, which is an indication of the US leaders' non-commitment to religious freedom and human rights laws.