WORLD Iran says not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission


Iran says not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission


21:03, November 28, 2022

TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the "political" fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, according to Iran's official news agency IRNA.

Nasser Kanaani made the remarks at a weekly press conference, in response to the anti-Tehran resolution adopted in the Thursday UNHRC meeting, which was held at the request of Germany and Iceland to discuss the recent events in Iran.

File photo of Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani at a press conference in Tehran, Iran, July 13, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

The Iranian government has set up a national committee made up of experts, jurists as well as official and unofficial representatives of the people, and is thoroughly investigating the recent events, he said.

The Iranian government's measures in this regard show that it is committed to its essential and national responsibility and is fulfilling its duties responsibly, Kanaani noted.

He stressed that hasty use of human rights mechanisms as well as the adoption of "political and instrumental" approaches toward such issues were "rejected" and failed to contribute to the human rights concept.

On Thursday, the UNHRC voted in favor of establishing an international fact-finding mission to probe the Iranian government's response to the protests in the country.

Protests have erupted in Iran since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in a Tehran hospital a few days after she collapsed at a police station in September. The Iranian government blames the United States and some other countries for "inciting riots and supporting terrorists" in the country.

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