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Judiciary Chief Deplores West's Instrumental Use of Human Rights.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani lambasted the West's double-standard policies on human rights, and said that the West is making an instrumental use of the issue and is, thus, not qualified to judge the human rights conditions of other world states.

The western states use the issue of human rights as a tool to take actions against those nations which do not accept the western laws, Amoli Larijani said, addressing a ceremony to mark the national Teacher's Day on Thursday.

He also said that the report released by the US Department of State on human rights situation in Iran is nothing but a lie to put more pressure on Tehran.

Iran has always lashed out at the western countries for using human rights issues as a tool and pretext for pressurizing independent states to conceal their own crimes and wrong deeds.

In similar remarks in December, Amoli Larijani lambasted the West's double-standard policies and stances on human rights issues, and said the hegemonic powers use human rights as an instrument to pressure independent states.

"Unfortunately, the westerners have a completely double-standard look at human rights issues and use them as a tool against the countries which don't depend on them," Amoli Larijani said in a meeting with Sri Lankan Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem in Tehran at the time.

He said despite the double-standard views of the West about human rights, the Eastern states have a proper and humane view and "the human rights issue enjoys an exalted position in the Eastern countries".

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Date:May 2, 2013
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