Speaking to reporters on Friday, Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs, said the resolution, which had been drafted by “one of the biggest human rights violators,” was “filled with claims that usually have no basis and are far from the realities on the ground.”
The resolution was passed Thursday by a recorded vote of 78 in favor, 31 against, and 69 abstentions. It accuses Iran of widespread violations of its people’s basic rights and urges the Tehran government to improve the situation of human rights in the country.
Gharibabadi slammed attempts by certain Western states to portray Iran as a rights violator and said, “This has no basis and is totally far from the reality. Unfortunately, human rights are currently being politicized and used as a means to achieve foreign policy goals of countries.
He said Iran would not be “influenced by the political measures and mechanisms adopted by other countries; however, we will continue to call out the…