01 October 2016 - 22:55
News ID: 424024
Rasa - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi blasted the EU officials for meddling in Tehran's domestic affairs and making "unconventional" statements about the rulings issued by Iranian courts.

RNA - "Since the human rights negotiations between Iran and the EU are due to be held in a not distanced future, making such comments is considered as unconstructive," Qassemi said on Saturday.


He stressed that political statements issued by foreign parties could never change the human rights situation in any country, and said, "The EU is required to avoid repeating unconventional remarks by collecting a more precise understanding of the judicial processes in Iran."


The EU issued a statement against the Iranian judicial processes after Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian citizen, was sentenced to 16 years in prison by an Iranian court.


In August, Iran's Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani announced his country's preparedness to hold talks with the European states, and not the US, on human rights issues.


"We propose to open talks with the European countries" because Iran can defend its positions in this regard and we believe to be a vaguard and "of course you should put the US aside since they are cunning", Amoli Larijani said, addressing a forum on Islamic Human Rights in Tehran.


"They (the Americans) showed in the nuclear deal (between Iran and the world powers) that they are cunning and as the Leader (Ayatollah Khamenei) said we will not have other deals (with the US) like the nuclear deal and other negotiations," he added.


"We should hold talks with the Europeans since we believe in our words (on human rights issues)," Amoli Larijani said.


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