Iran slams UN human rights report; attacks US, Britain

By REUTERS
October 20, 2011 02:47

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

UNITED NATIONS - An Iranian official on Wednesday slammed a report by a UN investigator that said human rights abuses in Iran appear to be increasing and blamed the United States and Europe for the negative assessment of Tehran.

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed of the Maldives, also said in his report to the UN General Assembly published earlier this week that the Iranian government had not allowed him to visit Iran while making his assessment.

Iran's Deputy UN Ambassador Eshagh al-Habib rejected the report's findings, saying the assembly's decision to appoint a special rapporteur in the first place was the "result of a one-sided approach and political ambition of certain countries in particularly the United State and its Europeans allies."

Related Content

Breaking news
August 17, 2018
Turkish lira weakens to 5.86, U.S. warns of more sanctions

By REUTERS