Saturday, August 4, 2007

Iran denounces Israel's 'horrific' human rights record

Haaretz : By The Associated Press

Iran denounced what it called Israel's horrific human rights record in a letter to the United Nations secretary-general while denying recent Israeli accusations of widespread rights abuses in the Islamic republic.

In the Iranian letter, obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, the country's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee said his government would not respond to baseless allegations and distortions about the situation of human rights in Iran.

'Israel's futile attempt to raise allegations against others' human rights situation is nothing but a preposterous, and indeed tired, practice to distract the international community's attention from its shameful human rights record,' he said."

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