Iran defended human rights record before UN council

On February 15, 2010, Iranian official Mohammad Javad Larijani reported to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Iranian plans to protect human rights in the nation. A week earlier, the European Union (EU) and the US issued a joint statement condemning Iran's human rights record. Larijani rejected criticism suggesting the nation engaged in the torture and murder of dissidents, characterizing these allegations as politically motivated attempts to undermine Iran in light of the recent developments in its nuclear program. Larijani reiterated that Iran's nuclear program is intended for civilian use only. Iranian officials have continued to deny allegations of continued human rights violations in recent years.


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