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News ID: 2457
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Publish Date: 10:51 - 23 October 2013
Tehran, YJC. Larijani says European countries hold friendly relations with countries worst in terms of human rights, making one believe that human rights is not a big concern for them.

Head of Iran’s Human Rights Staff Mohammadjavad Larijani said "We strongly doubt that human rights must be a pivotal issue in foreign policy for European states; because European states have the friendliest relations with countries that have the worst records in human rights, but on the other hand show the most negative stances against a country like Iran which is the biggest and only democracy in the Middle East and whose judicial system is utterly independent and clear.”

Larijani who was speaking at a meeting with a European parliamentary delegation of five added "The obstacles that hinder the Iran-West dialogue come largely from magnified, unilateral prejudgments as well as double standards adopted by Western countries and some European states.”

He added "In the past 3 decades Iran has had a very precious and rare experience which has lead into a democracy that is based on Islamic rationality. This democracy has transformed Iran from a state appointed by the US into the biggest democracy in the Middle East and the most advance country in technological terms.”

The Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights staff asserted "We believe that the US and some Western states of Europe have started a blind enmity with Iran. The sanctions currently imposed on Iran, as well as political media barrage and especially very disgraceful gestures that contain military threats, tell of the West’s wrong approach to the Iranian experience, an experience which has found reverberations in the Islamic world, a kind of renaissance underway.”

"Iran gives special attention to human rights. The operations of the Human Rights Staff at high levels involving all related organizations indicate a great will by the Islamic system on this ground,” he asserted.
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