Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Iran to Release a Report on Human Rights Conditions in US, EU

Fars News Agency:
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki denounced violation of human rights in the western countries and informed that his ministry is about to release a detailed report on the cases of human rights violation in the United States and Europe.

Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with the head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi which was also attended by his deputies and other Foreign Ministry officials, Mottaki expressed regret over the murder of an Iranian inmate in France and criticized the French government for declining to report on the case to Iran. READ MORE

He further described the killing of the Iranian citizen, Morad Amoun, in a French prison as a blatant violation of human rights and stated that his ministry has extended a note of protest to the French officials.

Elsewhere, the Foreign Minister noted the latest follow ups on the fate of the four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982 and stressed that the issue has always been on the working agenda of not only his ministry, but also all other officials of the Islamic Republic.

He expressed hope that the follow ups would soon turn fruitful.

Regarding the nuclear case, the Iranian top diplomat underlined the country's valuable nuclear achievements and said that the recent nuclear progress has promoted the country's stance and position in the international interactions.

Meantime, Mottaki referred to his meeting with Ayatollah Shahroudi and described the talks positive and useful.

He said that the two sides have covered different topics during the talks, including the legal issues of the Iranians residing abroad and those related to the foreign nationals residing in Iran.

The Foreign Minister said that new arrangements have been made by the two sides in the said grounds, adding that significance of foreign investment in Iran has also been emphasized during the talks.

Noting the facilities stipulated for foreign and local investors in Iran, Mottaki informed that the two sides have decided to attend joint meetings on the said and other topics in future.