Iran condemns Canadia’s meddling

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi

Press TV -(Thu May 16, 2013) Tehran has condemned the recent remarks by Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and the holding of an anti-Iran conference in Canada as flagrant interference in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s internal affairs.

“The Canadian government’s effort to hold a meeting attended by a number of infamous anti-Iran elements as well as the absurd and irresponsible anti-Iran remarks by the Canadian foreign minister is a clear example of violating the principle of non-interference in the domestic affairs of countries, which is a basic principle of the international law, and we condemn it,” said Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi. 
The Canadian foreign minister earlier accused Iran of “domestic repression and human rights abuses” during an anti-Iran conference, held on May 10-11 in Ontario, Canada, with the support of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
Araqchi recommended that Canadian officials ascertain the authenticity of their information before resorting to such measures and comments against Iran. 
Canada’s blame-game in the foreign policy arena, particularly with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran, will not be able to divert public attention either inside or outside Canada from issues such as the election fraud known as the Robocalls scandal, which brought the current Canadian government to power, or the blatant and systematic violation of human rights in Canada, Araqchi noted. 
He said people around the world have learned about the massive racial discrimination, child trafficking and sex abuse, biased regulations for aborigines and minorities, growing poverty and unemployment among immigrants, racism and xenophobia in Canada, which were all reported by the UN official sources as well as Canada’s non-government organizations. 
The international community is concerned about democracy and the human rights situation in Canada, Araqchi emphasized.

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