Iran committed to promoting women's rights despite US sanctions: Envoy
The Iranian envoy to the United Nations condemns the effects of the US sanctions on Iran while assuring that it will continue to empower women.
Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations stressed Iran's commitment to empowering women and promoting their rights despite issues created by the illegal US sanctions.
“We continue to work to empower Iranian women and girls and to ensure that their rights are upheld while actively taking into account the concerns voiced by our women and girls. This is one of our top priorities, and we’ll endeavor to make progress in it,” said Zahra Ershadi, at a UN Security Council debate on women, peace, and security.
“Despite facing challenges, such as the inhumane unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States, Iran remains committed to promoting women's rights and has made significant progress in empowering women," she added.
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The Iranian envoy highlighted the devastating effects of the armed conflicts on women who are often victims of violence or human rights abuses, calling attention to the importance of using diplomacy to reach a political solution to engage women in the peace process.
“Iranian women are active in various fields, including science, education, and politics, and play a crucial role in society,” she said.
Ershadi furthermore criticized certain states who shamelessly support the Israeli regime whose policies include turning a blind eye when it comes to oppressed Palestinian women.
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