The TV newscaster quoted the Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi as dismissing Friday's U.N. committee resolution on Iranian human rights as "political," and challenging Canada's credentials to propose it.
"Canada was not competent to judge about human rights. It just tried to interpret the U.N mission to serve its own political purposes," Asefi said, according to the newscaster.
The U.N. committee had passed a resolution that deplored Iran's use of torture, degrading punishment such as flogging and amputation, discrimination against women and intimidation of political opponents.
It demanded that Iran stop executing people under 18, discriminating against ethnic and religious minorities, and intimidating defense lawyers, journalists and the opposition.
The resolution passed by a vote of 77 to 51, with 46 nations abstaining.
The television quoted Asefi as saying Iran would not give in to political pressure. "The resolution was a part of an attempt to divert public opinion from the existing social and political realities in Iran," Asefi was reported as saying, reported AP. P.T.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities