West should keep silent on human rights as they encourage anti-Iran violence, impose sanctions: Analyst
An Iranian political commentator has lashed out at the United States and certain European countries over their criticism of the human rights situation in Iran, saying the West should not preach others on the matter as they are encouraging violence against the Iranian administration and nation through various methods, and continue to impose sanctions against the country.
“They encourage violence. They impose sanctions. They helped [slain Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein in his war on Iran. They helped the [deposed] Shah [Mohammad Reza Pahlavi] stay in power. They gave Saddam chemical weapons. They have no rights to speak about human rights, neither to Iranian people nor anyone else,” Seyyed Mohammad Marandi told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
He added that “European Union countries and the United States fund the MKO (Mujahedin-e-Khalq) terrorist organization. The MKO terrorist organization has a huge cyber army, which is backed by big techs. They encourage violence in Iran. They encourage assaults on police, and they are constantly spreading misinformation.”
Marandi went on to highlight that Western and Saudi-owned media outlets based in European countries are constantly spreading rumors and hatred, and encouraging violence against the Iranian government as well as police forces.
“The United States itself is well-known for police violence. Anyone who is acquainted with the United States knows that the American police doesn't joke with anyone,” he said.
“The United States and the Europeans have destroyed much of our region through wars and sanctions. They are now imposing sanctions on Iran that really make them the true violators of human rights.
“They're committing crimes against humanity on a daily basis. They should be quiet when it comes to countries like Iran,” Marandi emphasized.
He stated that there isn’t any evidence to indicate that Mahsa Amini, the young Iranian woman who died at hospital a few days after collapsing at a police station in Tehran, was violently assaulted.