UN Third Committee Drafts Resolution on Iran’s Human Rights Record

Stop Fundamentalism – Canadian Introduced draft of a resolution against Iran’s continued violations of human rights of its citizens received 82 positive votes against 31 countries voting negative yesterday.  The draft will go to the United Nations General Assembly in December for a final ratification.

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaie, in a verbal attack on the Canadian representative called the government of Canada to be racist.  He claimed that the resolution is not based on the realities of Iran and is only a reflection of what is said on the internet.

Meanwhile, Iranian opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi, cheered the ratification from Paris yesterday. She called on the United Nations General Assembly to refer Iran’s  Human Rights record to the UN Security Council for immediate punitive measures and to bring its leaders to trial.  Rajavi stressed that the resolution highlights “only a portion of the crimes committed by the clerical regime in Iran.”

The meeting of the committee was webcast over the internet through United Nations’ website.

Its is expected that the resolution will received considerable support next month during the General Assembly meeting.