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Iran condemns 'economic terrorism' in yearly report on US human rights situation


(MENAFN) In its annual report on human rights, Iran detailed the US government's transgressions, including its use of "economic terrorism," branding the US as the "biggest violator of human rights."

Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned the United States' political stance and use of double standards on human rights in a statement issued on the occasion of American Human Rights Review and Exposure Week (June 27-July 3).

"The Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes that US unilateralism and imposition of unilateral economic sanctions with the aim of forcing governments to change their policies is a gross and systematic violation of human rights," the ministry stated.

Iran "considers the US use of economic means to pressure politically independent countries as a clear example of human rights violations and the use of economic terrorism to achieve political goals, and believes that this has exposed known norms and frameworks of human rights to complex challenges", it noted.

According to the ministry, the Islamic Republic is one of the nation’s most badly harmed by the United States' instrumental use of human rights.

"The imposition of unilaterally coercive sanctions by the United States has become a tool for violating the natural and legal rights of the Iranian people, including the right to life, the right to health, the right to adequate living standards, the right to education and access to knowledge and technology, and the right to development in addition to the gross violation of the rights of women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities."

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