Iran: human rights situation in Canada is worrisome
Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad Ali Hosseini, said on Monday that the Canadian government is responsible for gross violations of human rights.
Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing, he added that the rights of the Canadian natives are exposed to violations of their human rights by the Canadian government for ages. He made the remarks in response to a question on recent allegations made by Canadian foreign minister on violation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Citing several UN documents on violation of human rights in Canada, he stressed that human rights situation of the Canadian natives is worrisome. He regretted that Ottawa has remained silent at daily massacre of innocent people in the occupied Palestinian territories and violation of legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation. Meanwhile, the country has rejected all resolutions so far issued by the international community to condemn Israel for its atrocities in the occupied lands, Hosseini noted. "We believe that the Canadian government, instead of putting the blame on others, accusing other countries and spending a lot of money for passing resolutions against those countries, must reduce pains of its own people," Hosseini added. --IRNA