UN Lauds Leader’s Amnesty for Iranian Inmates

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The president of the United Nations General Assembly praised Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for granting clemency to a large number of Iranian prisoners.

In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, held on the sidelines of the 52nd regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Csaba Korosi hailed Ayatollah Khamenei’s recent decision to grant an amnesty for a large number of inmates in Iran.

The Hungarian president of the 77th UN General Assembly said this move by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution deserves praise and appreciation.

On February 5, Ayatollah Khamenei approved a proposal to grant amnesty to a large number of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory.

Elsewhere in the meeting in Geneva, Korosi thanked Amirabdollahian for attending the Human Rights Council meeting and presenting Iran’s stances.

He further expressed gratitude to Iran for hosting over five million Afghan refugees despite the challenges caused by the foreign sanctions imposed on Tehran.

On the talks about saving the 2015 nuclear deal, Korosi hoped that the negotiations among the parties would result in the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which he said will be to the benefit of world peace and security.

For his part, Amirabdollahian emphasized that respect for human rights has its roots in the Iranian culture and beliefs. He also gave an assurance that Iran will maintain interaction with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The foreign minister also reiterated Iran’s support for the independence and territorial integrity of nations, dismissing the allegations of Iran’s military assistance for Russia against Ukraine.

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