Kanaani slams EU resolution against Iran as 'null and worthless'
The spokesperson calls the EU 'selective' as it doesn't sanction the US for human rights violations the same way it does against Iran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani condemned the European Parliament's resolution against Iran concerning the recent death of Mahsa Amini as embodying "unilateral and baseless prejudices against the Islamic Republic of Iran, therefore it is rejected as 'null and void' and worthless."
He added that it criticizes the critical countermeasures taken by Iran against the organized acts of violence even though, as Iran stated, the works of Western interventions are behind the mobilization of the riots. Tehran also warned on Wednesday that it can take retaliatory measures against the European Union if it continues trying to interfere in its internal affairs.
He further stressed that the European Parliament exhibited its selective behavior based on the fact that the parliament has never imposed sanctions against the US that breaches the human rights of the Iranian people. He referred to the case of Mahsa Amini's death as still undergoing investigation by judicial and highest-level authorities of the country, noting that the resolution serves as proof that the European Parliament will look for the slightest detail to point fingers at Iran.
"Based on mutual respect and interests, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for bilateral interaction with all parties, but it will resolutely stand against any attempt to exercise pressure or resort to restrictive measures against the Iranian people and will give a reciprocal and proportionate response," Kanaani emphasized.
Iranian commander: We will face whoever tries to shake our peace and stability
The commander of Iran's Law-Enforcement Forces (LEF) Hossein Ashtari confirmed on Friday that the Iranian people have distanced themselves from rioters who were executing orders from American and Israeli agendas to create chaos in the country.
Ashtari later added in a speech during Friday prayers in Tehran that the security of the people is a "red line" for Iran and that the country will face whoever attempts to threaten the peace and security of the community.
Referring to the latest street violence incidents that led to the deaths of many, Ashtari stressed that the deaths were a result of weapons that were not in the hands of security forces, who resorted to rubber bullets except for the forces charged with protecting central police and security stations. The 17 arrested individuals were carrying military weapons during the violent riots, according to the official.