Nov 25, 2022 05:09 UTC
  • Amir-Abdollahian: Iran is strong, stable; will not allow foreign meddling in its internal affairs

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has censured the German government’s latest anti-Tehran moves, stressing that the Islamic Republic is fully committed to human rights but will not allow any foreign interference in its domestic affairs.

According to Press TV, Amir-Abdollahian made the remark in a string of Twitter posts on Thursday, hours after a United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) meeting, requested by Germany and Iceland, was convened to discuss alleged human rights violations in Iran during handling of recent foreign-backed riots in the country.

During the Thursday session, the Council members adopted an anti-Iranian resolution, calling for the establishment of an international fact-finding mission to probe Iran's response to the protests.

Reacting to the Council's move, Amir-Abdollahian said Germany, itself, was the main provider of chemical weapons to former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during his imposed war against Iran in the 1980s, which were frequently used against Iranian people with disastrous consequences.

“Now, they are abusing HR mechanisms to perpetrate more HR violations, all in the name of a farce "solidarity" with Iranians,” the top Iranian diplomat said.

“Even worse & more shameful, they're doing this for cheap domestic games. Iran, as a strong & stable country, is fully committed to HR, but won't allow foreign meddling in its internal affairs,” he added.

Since the start of foreign-backed riots in Iran in mid-September, German officials, in tandem with their American masters, have adopted a harsh anti-Tehran stance and accused the Islamic Republic of what Berlin labels as “brutal violence” against protesters.

Earlier in the day, Iran’s Deputy Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Khadijeh Karimi, who was addressing the HRC session on the recent riots, strongly condemned “some Western states” for stoking riots and acts of violence in the country through inciting public emotions, calling their instrumental use of human rights “disgraceful.”