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News ID: 4558
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:30 - 06 July 2014
Tehran, YJC. Iran’s Human Rights Staff Secretary has expressed irritation over UN Special rapporteur.

Mohammad Javad Larijani, Head of the Human Rights Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay expressed concern over the UN Special Human Rights Rapporteur’s behavior regarding the human rights status in the country.

Criticizing the appointment of Ahmed Shaheed as special rapporteur as being "against international regulations”, Larijani asked for some ‘revision in such a destructive and counterproductive procedure.”

Stressing that Iran prefers a cooperative approach whereby to solve mutual concerns, he stated "The path taken by the special rapporteur is in stark contrast to his responsibility as a neutral, professional, and independent reporter.”

The Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Staff further added "It is expected that your Excellency, as the highest-ranking Human Rights official in the United Nations, would take due action in reforming and revising such a destructive and counterproductive procedure.”

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