Iran concerned over human rights violations in Europe

Iran is seriously concerned about human rights violations in Europe especially those Muslim prisoners in certain European countries, Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said here on Monday in a meeting with his Swiss counterpart Micheline Calmy-Rey.

The Swiss foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit.


Mottaki and Calmy-Rey discussed various issues of interest including bilateral relations, Middle East developments and international cooperation.


Mottaki condemned the silence of the Western states about the Zionist regime’s genocide of Palestinian people in Gaza and criticized the United Nations Security Council for its failure to take proper action to remedy the situation in Palestine. 


At times, the Security Council chooses to ignore realities, he stated.


He expressed vehement objection against the recent UN Security Council resolution against Iran, saying it would seriously undermine the International Atomic Energy Agency’s status.


Calmy-Rey appreciated Iran for its cooperation with the IAEA. She also called for the continued Iran-Switzerland dialogue on human rights.





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