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[Newspaper:] Kayhan International

[Date:] Sunday, 8 December 1985 – 25 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1406 – 17 Azar 1364

[Issue No.:] 1424 – volume 6

 

Iran rejects U.N. human rights resolution

Human rights issue made plaything of political interests

 

Tehran, Dec. 7 (IRNA) – Iran's Foreign Ministry Saturday rejected a recent U.N. resolution against the Islamic Republic of Iran on human rights issue. …

The General Assembly of the United Nations Friday passed a resolution accusing the Islamic Republic of violating the principles of human rights, particularly those of the Baha'is.

Velayati said, "The resolution has no value or credit for us and we categorically deny all its accusations."  …

The U.N. resolution was passed after a proposal put forward by several countries, including France, Holland and Britain.

The resolution failed to gain the support of the majority of the assembly members, but was passed because of the large number of abstentions. …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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