Envoy Blasts UN, West's Discriminatory Attitude to Regional Events

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Sat, 04/30/2011 - 14:35

Envoy Blasts UN, West's Discriminatory Attitude to Regional Events

TEHRAN,APRIL 30 (FNA)- An Iranian top diplomat strongly criticized the United Nations as well as the western states' biased and discriminatory attitude towards the violation of human rights in a number of regional states.
"The UN Security Council decision to issue a resolution to prepare the grounds for the NATO attack on Libya amid its silence on the harsh suppression and massacre of the oppressed people of Bahrain is yet another indication of the discriminatory and double-standard approach shown by the so-called supporters of the human rights in the world," Iran's Envoy to Venezuela Abdolreza Mesri said.

"Many independent governments and nations have criticized the US and the West's double-standard policies in dealing with the developments of Bahrain and Libya have victimized many people in both countries," Mesri told the Venezuelan radio station 'Union Radio'.

The diplomat further noted the nature of the popular uprisings in the region, and underlined that people in the region are seeking to end their governments' dependence on the US in an effort to determine their fate by their own hands.

In recent months, a wave of revolutions and anti-government uprisings has swept the Arab world.

In January, a revolution in Tunisia ended the 23-year ruling of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

In February, another Arab revolution led to the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after three decades of his authoritarian rule.

Other revolutions are erupting in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while other anti-government unrests have swept Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait and Algeria.

Analysts said that the recent uprisings in the Middle-East, North of Africa and other parts of the Muslim world signify that a wave of Islamic awakening, which has been started and inspired by Iran's Islamic Revolution, is now spreading throughout the region.

Earlier, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that the recent uprisings in North of Africa and other parts of the Muslim world indicate the impacts of the Islamic awakening inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

"The arrogant front, led by the United States, is well aware that Iran's Islamic Revolution is the role model for these popular movements," Ayatollah Khamenei said earlier this month.