Iran protests comments by Irish envoy over human rights violation
Tehran summoned Ireland's charge d'affaires Monday after Dublin accused Iran of violating human rights in the 60th United Nation's human rights comission in Geneva on Thursday.
Iran's deputy foreign minister in the legal and international affairs Mohammad-Mahdi Akhoundzadeh ruled out any foreign intervention in Tehran's domestic affairs, while clinching to the human rights improvements including rights of women and the minorities, it was said Monday.
According to IRNA, the senior official referred to the freedom of expression and elections as the hallmark of improvements and urged on the European states to a "realistic" consideration of the human rights acheivements in Iran, the statement said.
Ireland's envoy in the UN summit, Mary Whelan, whose country holds the rotatory presidency of the European Union formerly had indicted Iran for ignoring human rights.
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