Iran’s ambassador to Geneva-based UN offices said the United States’ serious violations of human rights have questioned its role in the UN Human Rights Council.
Ali Bahraini made the statement in a post on his X account on Saturday in reaction to meddlesome remarks by the US ambassador against Tehran, who is set to chair the UN Human Rights Council Social Forum this November.
The Iranian ambassador attached a video clip to his post showing some cases of the US human right crimes, including the downing of an Iranian passenger plane by a US Navy guided-missile cruiser over the country’s territorial waters in the Arabian Gulf, which killed all 290 people on board.
On July 3, 1988, the USS Vincennes fired missiles at an Iran Air Airbus A300B2 which was flying over the Hormuz Strait from the port city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai, carrying 274 passengers and 16 crew members, Press TV reported.
The Iranian diplomat said the US regime is addicted to war that killed “over a thousand individuals by its police forces” every year.
However, Bahraini, added that Washington “continues to occupy undeservingly a seat in the UN Human Rights Council.”
The Iranian envoy’s post came after US Ambassador to the UN’s Human Rights Council Michele Taylor made interfering remarks against Iran and condemned Iranian officials in UN leadership roles on the anniversary of the death of a young woman in police custody.
In May, Bahraini was appointed to chair the UN Human Rights Council 2023 Social Forum which is scheduled to take place in Geneva on November 2 and 3.