Kanaani points to the important role of the martyr commander of the IRGC’s Al-Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, in his fight against terrorism.
At his weekly press conference in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani criticized Western countries, including Canada, for provocative moves that have contributed to rising tensions and riots in Iran.
Western countries’ foreign ministers were criticized by Kanaani for their interference and unconstructive and irresponsible acts, as he pointed out that they left no room for peaceful criticism to be heard – exploiting the excuse of the democracy to start riots in Iran.
Iran reportedly witnessed riots following the death of a young woman in Iranian police custody, which Iran has repeatedly denied, while providing CCTV footage as evidence, at a time when the director general of forensic medicine in Tehran province confirmed in September that there were no traces of blows or injuries to the head and face of the late Iranian Mahsa Amini.
Iranian police released CCTV footage documenting Mahsa Amini’s final moments at the police station. Tehran police said the footage proved the 22-year-old had not suffered any violence or physical abuse.
The spokesperson condemned Wednesday’s attack when a armed terrorist entered Shah-e-Cheragh shrine around 5:45 p.m. local time (2:15 p.m. GMT) shortly before evening prayers and opened fire, killing 15 pilgrims, including a woman and two children, in cold blood and leaving at least 40 d others injured.
According to the Fars province police commander, the attacker was injured and taken into custody by security personnel, after which he later succumbed to his injuries. Islamic State claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack.
Kanaani then shed light on the important role of the martyr commander of the IRGC’s Al-Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimaniin its fight against terrorism, adding that it is thanks to its efforts that the fight against terrorist groups is successful – while criticizing those who remained silent on terrorist crimes.
This comes after Iran’s High Council for Human Rights criticized Western countries and international human rights organizations for ignore obvious evidence human rights violations in their country, namely the lack of response to the recent terrorist attack on their Shah-e-Cheragh shrine in Shiraz.
On human rights, Kanaani relayed that supposed human rights supporters abuse the human rights issue as a ploy to impose their own political views as superior to others as he spoke. from an unofficial session of the UN, stating that the purpose of such a convention is to exert political pressure on Iran.
Regarding the recent string of sanctions against Iran, Kanaani referred to Germany’s recent decision to list the IRGC as a terrorist, calling it illegal to sanction the official military body, followed by his comment that Iran does not provide weapons to any of the parties to the war in Ukraine.
The comment comes in light of sanctions imposed by the EU earlier this month against three Iranian individuals and an entity for alleged development and delivery of Iranian drones to Russia for use against Ukraine.
In a statement posted on its website, the The European Council announced that “the Council today added three Iranian individuals and one Iranian entity to the list of persons subject to restrictive measures for undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine “.
In a separate but recent incident, Kanaani pointed to South Korea’s government irresponsibility for the Halloween stampede that occurred on Saturday that left five Iranian nationals and more than 150 people dead, while also attacking the government’s recklessness regarding Iran’s frozen assets and the country’s internal developments.