16 April 2019 - 17:43
News ID: 444369
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Secretary of Iran's Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani denounced the disturbing human rights situation in the US and its allied countries, lambasting Washington’s instrumental use of the issue of human rights against countries like Iran.

RNA - The US and its allies have always made instrumental use of human rights to attack Iran while they themselves are main violators of human rights, Larijani said on Sunday, after his meeting with the Syrian Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud.

The US and its allied countries are dungeons of human rights, he underlined.

The Iranian official said that he had discussed the situation of Syrian people residing in the occupied Golan Heights with the country's ambassador.

He described the defeat of the ISIL in Syria and Iraq a big victory for the Resistance Front, noting that Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was listed terrorist by the US because of its role in gaining this victory.

In a related front, back in June, Larijani lashed out at the West for its double-standard approach towards human rights issues in Iran and certain other regional and western states.

"Constructive talks on human rights issues at international level face three major obstacles. The first one is double-standards. The western states treat one group with one standard and another group with a different set of criteria," Larijani told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday.

He explained that the US, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have hired a number of mercenaries to commit inhumane crimes in certain regional states but they keep mum about these human rights violations, and when a terrorist is executed in Iran, they launch propaganda against the country, and "this is a clear instance of the West's double-standard behavior".

Larijani added that another problem is that resolutions against Israel, Saudi Arabia, the US as the worst violator of human rights, Britain and France are rarely approved by the international bodies, but lots of resolutions have been approved against Iran which is the most successful country in the fight against terrorism.

"The third problem is linking terrorism to human rights as is done by the so-called advocates of human rights today to cover up terrorist actions," he said.

The US police mistreatment of Muslims has many precedents, as in November it was announced that the Imam of Masjid al-Islam in Washington, who's a strong critic of US policies and its support for Israel, continues to receive death threats with the US police department ignoring the danger to his life.

On November 4, two gunmen attacked Imam Abdul Alim Musa in California and violently assaulted him.

In an interview with FNA, the Imam said the attack was a coordinated attempt by the US administration.

He said that the two gunmen ran into the mosque's yard while screaming, first threatened him with their guns and then started beating and injuring his head until he started bleeding.

Imam Musa has filed a complaint against the two assailants at the city police department and informed the law enforcement of the assailants' identity, but his case has not yet been seriously pursued after two months.

Imam Musa said that he had visited the police station twice since November 4 but without any results, adding that he would pursue his lawsuit again.

He believed that the two assailants are the US government's agents and have close cooperation with the police and that's why the case is ignored.

In a relevant incident in 2014, a group of gunmen had also attacked Imam Musa in Oakland, California, and violently assaulted him.

The imam is the director and founder of As-Sabiqun with branches in Oakland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento. He is also founder and director of the Islamic Institute of Counter-Zionist American Psychological Warfare, and is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought.

In his remarks in 2016, the imam — an African American convert to Islam — had accused Zionists of creating “a Hitlerian” environment “exactly like the one that existed in Germany before World War II”.

Zionists brought Donald Trump to the White House, and did so in order to “maintain their global power,” he said at the time.

“They (the Zionists) will bring a fool to power any time they can to do their bidding,” the Imam added.

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