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Iran dismisses Canadian-sponsored resolution against human rights record as political

Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA-Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said on Saturday Canadian-sponsored resolution with UN General Assembly Third Committee against Iran's human rights record was political.

"Politicization of human rights formed centerpiece of the West's approach toward human rights and such a selfish approach threatens the basis of human rights entirely at the international community," Asefi said.

He said the resolution against Iran was the outcome of Canadian efforts to distort realities and in reaction to a single issue which happened in Iran.

"This resolution is regarded as part of efforts to divert public opinion. Its contents have nothing to do with real human rights situation of Iran," he said.

Canada is not in a position to make judgment on human rights, he said, adding the Canadian representative's speech on amendment to procedure of the United Nations human rights commission was an effort to restructure the body in line with political goals of Canada.

"The western countries use human rights for political gains and their discriminatory approach toward human rights have been disclosed so far."

Asefi said that Iran will never yield to political pressure adding that unfortunately, the topic of human rights is usually being abused for political reasons to the extent that the General Assembly had decided to raise objection to extreme politicization of human rights.

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