Rice condemns Iran human rights record

Rice condemns Iran human rights record

[JURIST] US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [official profile] said Friday the human rights record [US State Department human rights report] of the Islamic government of Iran [Iran Presidency website] was "something to be loathed." Stopping short of calling for regime change, Rice suggested that the unelected religious leaders that run Iran should not be viewed as good for the Iranian people nor for the stability of the region. Rice's comments were made during her first trip to Europe and the Middle East since becoming Secretary of State. AFP has more.