The Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Commission on Monday rejected a bid by the United States to condemn alleged human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The 53-nation Commission backed a call by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) states to throw out the resolution accusing Tehran of violating human rights.
"The human rights cannot be promoted by politically-motivated resolutions," a delegate casting a negative vote to the resolution told the Islamic Republic News Agency.
The motion being defeated by 20 votes to 19 with 14 countries abstaining, was a setback for Washington, one of the sponsors of the resolution.
According to the News Agency, the United States makes every effort to wield influence over the work of the Commission even though it lost its seat last year. (Albawaba.com)