Iran condemns the British over riots

Ethel C. Fenig

Ah, revenge is so sweet.  After years of being lectured by the British about human rights abuses, the Iranians are watching the rioting in England, using them to now lecture the British about...human rights.   

The Iranian Parliament's

 

Human Rights Subcommittee condemned the killing of Mark Duggan by British police in London, Fars news agency reported Tuesday.

Mohammad Karim Abedi, the vice-chairman of the sub-committee, said that the Majlis, as the representative of the Iranian nation, supports the rights of the British people and urged London to order the police to stop treating protesters violently.

The spokesman of the subcommittee Hossein Naqavi also condemned what he called the UK's "double standards" towards human rights.

He recommended London to stop the use of violence against protesters and respect people's rights.

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also called on the British police to exercise restraint against protesters.

Mehmanparast asked the British government to start dialogue with the protesters and to listen to their demands in order to calm the situation down.

He also asked independent human rights organizations to investigate the killing in order to protect the civil rights and civil liberties. 

Criticizing British police brutality, noted human rights spokesman (not!), Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,

 

has strongly condemned the violent treatment of British protesters by police forces in the United Kingdom.


Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad referred to British protesters as "opposition" and condemned the killing of demonstrators by the British police, IRNA reported.

The true opposition in Britain is the people that are pushed to the ground and beaten on London streets and slain and yet "no one hears their voice," he added.

He stated that the main issues facing the world today include discrimination, wars and the type of management in societies, and said the ongoing global problems are rooted in "misguided management."

The Iranian chief executive also said that the world has witnessed the worst management during recent centuries, noting, "The current era is even worse than the era of slavery."

President Ahmadinejad added that over 100 million people have been killed in wars over the past century, as wrong policies have created a deep income gap and millions of people are suffering absolute poverty and are on the threshold of death.

As a result of the situation 

 

Iran's Majlis (parliament) will seriously pursue the issue of shutting down the UK embassy in Tehran in case the violent crackdown on British citizens continue, said Mahmoud Ahmadi Bighash, a member of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy.

He also called on Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to summon the British charge d'affaires in Tehran "as soon as possible" to offer explanations about the police shooting of Mark Duggan, Fars news agency reported.

Ahmadi Bighash noted that defending nations against hegemonic powers is among core principles of the Islamic Revolution, adding that the killing of the Black man demonstrates that racism is still on Britain's agenda.

"This is a blatant violation of human rights," he pointed out.

The Iranian lawmaker added that despite its own economic crisis, Britain engaged in military intervention in other countries and violated their rights at the US and Israel's command.

He expressed regret that funds which should be allocated to improve the living of the British people are spent on military equipment "to slaughter the people in the Middle East."

In addition to contemplating closing their embassy, Iran issued a travel warning its citizens against visiting England.

Nevertheless

 

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iran's Majlis (parliament) is ready to send a group of human rights rapporteurs to the UK to investigate human rights violations in the country.


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Ebrahimi said that the group of rapporteurs intend to interview political detainees and to give a report to international bodies on the treatment received by the protesters. 


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Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also called on the British police to exercise restraint against protesters.

Mehmanparast asked the British government to start dialogue with the protesters and to listen to their demands in order to calm the situation down.

He also asked independent human rights organizations to investigate the killing in order to protect the civil rights and civil liberties.

Many Iranians would probably prefer the British version of human rights violations--and they do exist--than those they endure in Iran. 


 

 

Ah, revenge is so sweet.  After years of being lectured by the British about human rights abuses, the Iranians are watching the rioting in England, using them to now lecture the British about...human rights.   

The Iranian Parliament's

 

Human Rights Subcommittee condemned the killing of Mark Duggan by British police in London, Fars news agency reported Tuesday.

Mohammad Karim Abedi, the vice-chairman of the sub-committee, said that the Majlis, as the representative of the Iranian nation, supports the rights of the British people and urged London to order the police to stop treating protesters violently.

The spokesman of the subcommittee Hossein Naqavi also condemned what he called the UK's "double standards" towards human rights.

He recommended London to stop the use of violence against protesters and respect people's rights.

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also called on the British police to exercise restraint against protesters.

Mehmanparast asked the British government to start dialogue with the protesters and to listen to their demands in order to calm the situation down.

He also asked independent human rights organizations to investigate the killing in order to protect the civil rights and civil liberties. 

Criticizing British police brutality, noted human rights spokesman (not!), Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,

 

has strongly condemned the violent treatment of British protesters by police forces in the United Kingdom.


Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad referred to British protesters as "opposition" and condemned the killing of demonstrators by the British police, IRNA reported.

The true opposition in Britain is the people that are pushed to the ground and beaten on London streets and slain and yet "no one hears their voice," he added.

He stated that the main issues facing the world today include discrimination, wars and the type of management in societies, and said the ongoing global problems are rooted in "misguided management."

The Iranian chief executive also said that the world has witnessed the worst management during recent centuries, noting, "The current era is even worse than the era of slavery."

President Ahmadinejad added that over 100 million people have been killed in wars over the past century, as wrong policies have created a deep income gap and millions of people are suffering absolute poverty and are on the threshold of death.

As a result of the situation 

 

Iran's Majlis (parliament) will seriously pursue the issue of shutting down the UK embassy in Tehran in case the violent crackdown on British citizens continue, said Mahmoud Ahmadi Bighash, a member of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy.

He also called on Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to summon the British charge d'affaires in Tehran "as soon as possible" to offer explanations about the police shooting of Mark Duggan, Fars news agency reported.

Ahmadi Bighash noted that defending nations against hegemonic powers is among core principles of the Islamic Revolution, adding that the killing of the Black man demonstrates that racism is still on Britain's agenda.

"This is a blatant violation of human rights," he pointed out.

The Iranian lawmaker added that despite its own economic crisis, Britain engaged in military intervention in other countries and violated their rights at the US and Israel's command.

He expressed regret that funds which should be allocated to improve the living of the British people are spent on military equipment "to slaughter the people in the Middle East."

In addition to contemplating closing their embassy, Iran issued a travel warning its citizens against visiting England.

Nevertheless

 

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Iran's Majlis (parliament) is ready to send a group of human rights rapporteurs to the UK to investigate human rights violations in the country.


(snip)


Ebrahimi said that the group of rapporteurs intend to interview political detainees and to give a report to international bodies on the treatment received by the protesters. 


(snip)

 

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also called on the British police to exercise restraint against protesters.

Mehmanparast asked the British government to start dialogue with the protesters and to listen to their demands in order to calm the situation down.

He also asked independent human rights organizations to investigate the killing in order to protect the civil rights and civil liberties.

Many Iranians would probably prefer the British version of human rights violations--and they do exist--than those they endure in Iran.