Skip to comments.Canada: Iran Violates Human Rights
Posted on 09/25/2005 8:31:28 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
While the pro hardline government media in Iran called the meeting between the Iranian and Canadian foreign ministers successful, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, said, after meeting with his Iranian counterpart that his country had prepared a new resolution to condemn human rights violations in Iran and would propose it to the United Nations General Assembly.
The new resolution condemning Iran's human rights record followed by IAEA resolution last week, which paves the way for referring Iran's nuclear file to the UN Security Council, has already created new challenges for Iran's foreign policy makers.
An Iran analyst believes that although for the past 25 years, Iran has already been more or less internationally isolated, the recent international extensive and comprehensive alliance against the Islamic Republic of Iran is new in its scope and strength. This state of affairs, according to him, can be interpreted as a victory for the United States, especially in the desire of those politicians who have been advocating the use of force against Iran.
Kayhan daily, Tehran's hard-line newspapers and the most serious supporter of the government had written and expected diplomatic success for Iran in its efforts to neutralize the Europeans over the nuclear issue. The IAEA decision proved it wrong. Kayhan also claimed success for Irans new foreign policy team after Manoutchehr Motaki met several of his counterparts, including the one from Canada, in New York during the General Assembly sessions. But the Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew, who seemed distressed and angry after his meeting with the Iranians, told reporters that Canada is preparing a new resolution to condemn Iran's human rights violations at the General Assembly. Pettigrew also told reporters that Iran official behavior towards Zahra Kazemi's file and rendering justice in this murder has forced Canada to take firmer stance. Kazemi was an Iranian-Canadian who had traveled to Iran and was arrested while taking photographs outside the notorious Evin prison. She was subsequently found dead in her prison cell, while officials presented conflicting reports and reasons for her death. Canadians and her family members have been pursuing the case to identify and present those responsible for her death, but cooperation from the Iranian side has been meager, according to those following the events.
In his last week's speech in New York, Canada's FM called for new reforms in U. N. in order to better deal with countries such as Iran. Iran, it should be noted, is currently a member of United Nation's Human Rights Commission. Canada is putting forth reforms that call for excluding countries such as Iran that have a dismal human rights record, to prevent a conflict of interest.
That will scare them?
contestant: What is a headline you will NEVER see?
Think ya might do something other than whine and snivel about it?
Yeah right, so WHO CARES CANADA!? Do something yourself if you're so concerned.
If that doesn't prove, for the zillion-th time, the TOTAL USELESSNESS OF THE UN, then I don't know what does. A member of the UN's Human Rights Commission, GAG! Hey Iran, how's Ganji doing these days? HYPOCRITES!
That is why president Bush was right on that issue in his speech at UN
UN should be replaced with a world-wide alliance of "democratic" countries. A UNSC replacement can be modeled also along the similar lines.
Dismantle UN now?!?
Really?? You have got to be kidding...(INSERT SARCASM)
Wow , I didn't know Canada (soon to be renamed New Islam ) was so smart ..wow , I'm impressed ...
I'm shocked! Shocked I tell ya!
I'm sure Canada, France, Germany and the American Left will see to this matter being corrected. All they need now is Jimmuh Cahtah whining about Human Rights and they will spring to action ****** passing resolution after resolution. Soon, they will embargo their Nabisco Cookies and secretly ship them arms to protect them from the big bad Bush Adminstration.
Canada will declare war on Iran right after the USA does. Kinda like the reverse of WW1 and WW11.
If Canada is New Islam, I guess we can call N.J. OLD iSLAM. judging by the number of Mooselimbs selling Slurpee's at 7/11.
So Canada thinks Iran violates human rights? Better a slow learner than an ignoramus forever.
Add Michigan to that as well.
Yeah, a day late and a dollar short, you mullah-kissing scags.