Thursday, 08 June 2023 09:06 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Urges French Government to Respect Human Rights in Pension Reform Protests

(MENAFN) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has called on the French government to respect human rights and avoid violence against citizens who are peacefully protesting proposed pension reforms. More than a million people took to the streets across France on Thursday to voice their protests at pension reforms. In a series of tweets, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani also asked French officials to respond to the demands of protesters who have marched across the country against Macron’s pension reform, rather than to stoke unrest in other countries.

Kanaani openly referred to the French position toward the 2022 autumn riots in Iran, in which French officials fanned the flames of unrest in Iran. The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also rebuked the silence of female foreign ministers in Canada, Europe, and Australia toward the violence against French women while they held forums and issued statements in support of Iranian women in the autumn protests.

It is essential for governments to respect human rights and avoid violence against peaceful protesters. The right to protest is a fundamental human right, and governments must ensure that it is protected. It is also important for governments to listen to the demands of their citizens and respond to their concerns in a constructive manner. By engaging in dialogue and finding solutions to issues of concern, governments can build trust and foster a sense of cooperation with their citizens.


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