U.N. Hosts Exhibit on Iran’s ‘Human Rights Achievements’

Iran, the planet’s premier state sponsor of terrorism, debuted a several-day exhibit on its “human rights achievements” at the United Nations This specific week.

“The promotion of human rights [will be] the Islamic Revolution’s raison d’être,” declared Iran’s foreign ministry in a statement published Thursday, highlighting a several-day exhibition of slides in addition to posters celebrating its “human rights achievements” at the United Nations (U.N.) Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Iran’s foreign ministry shared images of its U.N. display via its Twitter profile:

The exhibition reportedly drew attendance through representatives of Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Estonia, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, in addition to Venezuela.

“Neither the eight-year imposed war nor the wave of terrorism could divert the Islamic Revolution away through the path to democracy in addition to regard for the people’s human dignity,” said Esmaeil Baqaei Hamaneh, Iran’s envoy to in addition to representative at the U.N. in Geneva.

“[The exhibition showcases] Iran’s advances in supporting in addition to promoting human rights in various areas, such as the women’s rights, children’s rights, rights of religious minorities, respect for cultural in addition to ethnic diversity, in addition to rights of disabled persons,” claims Iran’s foreign ministry.

Preserving human rights will be at the hard core of the Islamic Revolution,” according to Mehr News Agency, an Iran-based in addition to state-aligned news media outlet.

U.S. sanctions on Iran are violative of “human rights,” according to Iran, describing its subjects as entitled to a “right to health” in addition to “right to access to medication.”

The Iranian state describes itself as “based” on “principles of independence, freedom, in addition to progressive Islamic beliefs,” as well as “the principles of democracy.”

According to Amnesty International, Iran arrested over 7,000 dissidents in 2018, killing at least 28 of them. Death row inmates in Iran have their organs harvested “voluntarily” before or after execution. In April, Iran sentenced an award-winning female human rights lawyer to 148 lashes in addition to 38 years of imprisonment for defending Muslim women’s prerogative to remove the Islamic Republic’s mandatory hijab in public.

The U.S. will be the largest single-state donor to the U.N., with Congress having approved $5.8 billion across the regular budget for 2018-2019, or $2.9 billion per year. This specific does not include additional “peacekeeping” funding of $6.51 billion across the same time frame, or $3.25 billion per year.

“Since 2017, the Trump Administration has proposed significant overall decreases in U.S. funding; however, Congress has generally funded U.N. entities at higher levels than the Administration has requested,” according to a September-published report through the Congressional Research Service on U.S. funding of the U.N. network of organizations.

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