Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Staff Mohammad Javad Larijani said that Iran has invited the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the country.
He pointed to the UN special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed’s reports on the state of human rights in Iran and said "Ahmeda Shaheed compiles his reports based on websites that act in opposition to the state. He has no proof for his allegations.”
He added "Ahmed Shaheed is the fourth Human Rights rapporteur on Iran and seems not to be the last one. The way he goes about his business there is lots of problem about it. In his reports, Ahmed Shaheed points to people who have no proof for their sayings.”
Larijani further said "The reports issued on Iran are offensive. Whenever they decide to do something against the Islamic Republic of Iran they bring up human rights. Human rights is no new issue. Our nation has been acquainted with such an intrusion for years. Every now and then the enemies spin this wheel under a new set of alibis.”
"We got no problem with Ahmed Shaheed. Our problem is with the way he behaves and the way he ignores the basics of reporting. The Islamic Republic maintains that rapporteurship is a very decent job and that the rapporteur must observe legal norms,” Iran’s head of Human Rights Staff asserted.