An Iranian official reiterated that the US administration is not in a position to evaluate human rights conditions in other countries.
He rejected the 2016 human rights report on Iran that the US Department of States released on March 3.
"Given the US administration’s very dark record on human rights either inside the country or at international level, it is not in a position to make comments about human rights situation in other countries,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi.
He made it clear that no international organization or law has authorized the US government to judge the status of human rights around the world one-sidedly and with political motivations.
The spokesman further highlighted a number of brazen cases of US violation of human rights and of national sovereignty of other states, the most recent of which was Washington’s decision to bar citizens of a number of Muslim countries from entering the US.
Qassemi finally slammed such annual "interfering” reports as a "cover-up” and a means to whitewash the US’s own internal troubles and human rights violations, and as an attempt to draw the world public attention away from Washington’s blatant support for certain regional allies with a terrible human rights record whose war crimes against other nations have become clear to the world.