UNHRC to open session on riots in Iran
European countries discuss human rights in Iran while remaining silent toward terrorist acts in the country.
The UN Human Rights Council on Monday announced that it will be holding an urgent session this month on Iran in order to discuss the armed riots currently taking place in the country, and government response to them.
The UN's highest rights body said a special session on "the deteriorating human rights situation" in Iran will be held on November 24; the decision coming after the German and Icelandic ambassadors in the UN submitted a request for a meeting on Friday.
16 of the 47 HRC members must support the proposal in order to convene a special session outside the three regular ones held on a yearly basis. Forty-four countries have backed the call, including 17 Council members.
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Iranian authorities have caught a number of European intelligence agents and units in the protests backing terrorist activities, civil violence and feigned acts of protest against Tehran.
In a recent BBC Persian segment, former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed that the Iranian "opposition" have been armed with weapons being smuggled in from Iraqi Kurdistan.
"The Iranian opposition is now being armed, with weapons seized from the Basij, or weapons entering Iran from Iraqi Kurdistan. This reveals the perspective that the systematic effort of the opposition not only to protest but to use coercive force against the government, with the message that we are no longer unarmed, and can fight against the IRGC. This shows that the position of the Islamic Republic is more vulnerable than ever,” he said.
Regime change through violence
Within the same segment, Bolton expressed hope the continuing riots in Iran would result in "regime change”.
The former US National Security Advisor drew a parallel between the 2009 protests in major cities across Iran following former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election victory and the recent riots.
In a shocking revelation, Bolton said that the subversive groups' plan is to utilize coercive action against the Iranian government to send the message that it is no longer defenseless and can face the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
It is noteworthy that in late October, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and the IRGC's intelligence wing revealed that intelligence obtained by Tehran indicates that the CIA and allied intelligence services planned a conspiracy in Iran against the Islamic Republic.
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