TEHRAN -- Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned Western countries and their allies for meddling in the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs following the “tragic” death of a young Iranian woman.
Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani also condoled with the family of Mahsa Amini who died at the hospital a few days after collapsing at a police station in Tehran.
Following her death, President Ebrahim Raisi immediately ordered relevant officials to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and treat it as “a special case”.
Kanaani advised the U.S. and its allies not to use the incident as an opportunity to target Iran.
He reminded that the countries with a “long history of warmongering and violence” throughout the world lacked the legitimacy to “moralize others” about human rights.
The United States is the “biggest violator” of the Iranian nation’s rights, he said, adding Washington cannot masquerade as a sympathizer and supporter of the Iranian people.
Kanaani said the Islamic Republic’s highest executive, judicial, and legislative authorities have ordered a rigorous and transparent investigation into the poignant incident.
The spokesman condemned the Western countries’ dual approach and the fact they ignore their allies’ continual crimes throughout the world, including atrocities against the oppressed Palestinian nation.
“This further divulges the West’s hypocritical approach towards the human rights,” he stated.
Kanaani advised Western governments to address the woeful situation of the human rights in their own countries instead of trying to “sow sedition” elsewhere.