Iran Protests Canada Resolution

A00581631.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Islamic Republic’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has protested the approval of a Canada-introduced resolution against Tehran.

Canada’s political resolution on the human rights situation in Iran, which was passed by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on December 18, was discussed and approved by the assembly Tuesday, press tv said.

The resolution was introduced by Canada and backed by the United States and other Western countries.

It was opposed by many countries whose human rights records have been criticized and who object to the General Assembly targeting specific countries, including Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe.

The 192-member world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 73-53 with 55 abstentions.

Iran had tried to stop the Canadian draft resolution at the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee from moving to a formal vote by introducing a motion of no action.

It is worth mentioning that 80 countries voted in support of Iran’s motion of no-action this year, compared to 75 last year.

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