TEHRAN -- The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry says the U.S. is “more isolated” after seeing the UN Security Council Arria meeting on Iran fail, adding attempts to isolate Iran are doomed.
“Known violators of human rights and supporters of the most notorious terrorist groups came together at the anti-Iranian Arria Formula in New York in the mistaken belief that they could condemn and isolate Iran,” Nasser Kanaani wrote in a post published on his official Twitter page.
He said the organizers of the event, by means of media dictatorship, did not allow representatives of 19 countries opposing anti-Iran sanctions, including Venezuela, to deliver a speech there.
“Instead, the United States let two ill-famed women [Shirin Ebadi and and Nazanin Boniadi], who support sanctions against Iranian women and children, take the podium,” Kanaani noted.
He said the U.S. failed as delegates from 19 states took part in a meeting of the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations in Tehran less than a week later.
“Who is really isolated?” the senior Iranian diplomat also questioned.
On Wednesday, Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amir Saied Iravani blasted the irony between the United States’ attempt to hold an unofficial anti-Iran meeting at the UN Security Council under the pretext of human rights while imposing harsh sanctions on Iranians for decades.
He said the U.S.-organized meeting held at the United Nations clearly aimed to interfere in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state, which amounts to a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international law.
The senior diplomat made the remarks while speaking at the UN Security Council Stakeout in New York.
Iravani said that the Arria-formula meeting took place as the U.S. once again resorted to a “disinformation campaign in a blatant hypocrisy.”
The Iranian ambassador said it is ironic that the U.S. has alleged that the event is intended to “protect” human rights in Iran, “while Iranians continue to suffer greatly as the result of the United States’ decades-long brutal sanctions; a true war in which the actual warfare is replaced with food and medicine.”
“It has become a standard practice for the US to abuse such valued concepts as human rights and manipulate the UN platforms and resources to advance its ill-based political agenda,” Iravani emphasized.
He said the U.S. has never been really concerned about human rights in Iran or elsewhere as the history is self-evident enough to prove it.