Spokesman Raps Human Rights Violators for Awarding Iranian Women

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson lashed out at France and Germany for interfering in Iran’s internal affairs and giving a so-called human rights award to Iranian women while the two governments are notorious for violating human rights.

“The Iranian nation definitely deserves to receive a human rights award, because their human rights have been violated for many years by notorious human rights violators,” Nasser Kanaani said in a tweet on Sunday.

He added that the Franco-German prize for human rights comes as both Paris and Berlin have “a dark and shameful history of violation of human rights and the rights of the Iranian nation”, Press TV reported.

Last Friday, Germany’s Ambassador to Iran Hans-Udo Muzel was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over repeated interfering statements by German officials about Iran’s internal affairs.

Late last month, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the French ambassador in Tehran over the adoption of an “interventionist” anti-Iran resolution at the French National Assembly and “unacceptable” remarks by the country’s top diplomat.

The ministry said in a statement that it conveyed to Nicolas Roche Iran’s “strong protest” against “baseless” accusations made by French officials while also condemning and rejecting such intervention as “unacceptable.”

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