Iran slams west dual standards in face of protests
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani says western countries failed to hide their anti-human rights nature.
Officials of regimes that have staged coups, conspiracies, interventions, and wars with millions of deaths in their history, recently stand out as defenders of human rights in other countries, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said in a tweet on Sunday.
Moreover, despite the false gestures of human rights, they have failed in hiding their anti-human rights nature, he added.
Referring to the western countries' paradoxical actions regarding the unrest in Iran and the unrest in their own countries, Kanaani sarcastically mentioned that protests in England, France, Germany, Australia, and Canada deserve severe treatment, but riots in their target countries deserve support.
"After dividing terrorism into good and bad, the heads of these regimes also provide their own definition of unrest and protest. (They believe that) Death is good, but for the neighbor," he said.
His remarks come after UK prime minister Rishi Sunak pledged will have whatever powers needed to crack down on disruptive protests. Earlier, the UK imposed illegal anti-Iran sanctions under the pretext of defending human rights and supporting the rioters in Iran.
Rishi Sunak has said it is "completely unacceptable" to disrupt people's lives by a "selfish minority" who join illegal protests.
EU to adopt new 'protests related sanctions' on Iran soon: EU official
According to a high-ranking EU official, the Union's foreign ministers will impose a new set of sanctions against Iran on November 14 in "support of the protesters" in the country.
"The Foreign Affairs Council will adopt sanctions at the upcoming meeting that will target Iranian authorities and support protesters in this country," the official stated at a closed-door briefing.
EU foreign ministers imposed asset freezes and travel bans linked to riots in Iran on Iran's morality police, four Iranian public institutions, and 11 Iranian individuals.
Among the main supporters of the sanctions were France and Germany, which believe that Iran's claimed supply of drones to Russia must be seen as a violation of the UN Security Council resolution.
Iran responded by stating that the EU miscalculated by resorting to sanctions, calling it an "obsolete tool," and later announced the imposition of sanctions on 20 EU figures and entities. The sanctions include EU MPs, as well as German and French media outlets, entities, and figures on account of supporting terrorism, as per the ministry.
Iran has recently been the target of Western-fueled protests since the death of Mahsa Amini, whose demise was wrongfully blamed on the Iranian police.