MADRID, 25 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected on Thursday the resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has approved the creation of an independent international mission to investigate "alleged human rights violations" in Iran as a result of the violent protests unleashed after the death of Mahsa Amini.
The ministerial portfolio dismisses the resolution by the UN body as an "anti-Iranian action" carried out "by some Western countries", reports the Irna news agency.
"It is very unfortunate that the Human Rights Council has once again been misused for the short-term interests of a few countries," criticizes the ministry, which accuses the body of opportunistic approaches and instrumental abuse, and recalls that the basis of the Council is cooperation and dialogue.
In this regard, the office led by Minister Hosein Amirabdolahian has expressed "once again its regret over the tragic death of Mahsa Amini."
"We remember that with the death of Amini, all the senior officials of Iran have presented a human perspective and a true attachment to Human Rights," the aforementioned agency collects.
"Iran has taken a responsible approach to this unfortunate incident by forming numerous investigative committees complementary to legal institutions," the ministry explained.
Tehran assures that "despite the fact that some protesters resorted to violent behavior and created riots (...), the country's security forces exercised the utmost restraint."
However, the repression of the protests, which include calls for the fall of the Iranian regime, have so far resulted in the deaths of more than 400 people, according to the latest data from the non-governmental organization Iran Human Rights (IHR).