US dungeon of human rights: Judiciary official

Tehran, April 14, IRNA – US and its allied countries are dungeons of human rights, the secretary general of Iran's High Council for Human Rights said on Sunday.

The US and its allies have always made instrumental use of human rights to attack Iran while they themselves are main violators of human rights, Mohammad Javad Larijani said.

He made the remarks after his meeting with the Syrian Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud.

The Iranian official said that he has discussed the situation of Syrian people residing in the occupied Golan Heights with the country's ambassador.

He described the defeat of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq a big victory for the resistance pivot, noting that Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was listed terrorist by the US because of its role in gaining this victory.

In reaction to the US move, Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said the US move against the IRGC at a time when the Iranian military body is helping the flood-hit people with all its power is a gift to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to assist him in the elections.

The latest anti-Iran move of Trump was also met with fierce reactions from Iranian officials.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recommended that Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) should add American forces in West Asia, known as the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), to its terrorist groups' list.

In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, he also called for a retaliatory move by labeling the United States Central Command as a terrorist organization and the US government as a terrorist sponsor.

Zarif described the move as 'another misguided election-eve gift to Netanyahu'.

In a related development, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh announced on April 8 before the US anti-IRGC decision that the Iranian parliament has prepared a double-urgency bill which will be approved in case the US takes possible measures against IRGC.

Falahatpisheh said that if it happens, Iran would declare the US military forces as a terrorist group like Daesh (ISIS).

The members of Iranian parliament at Tuesday's session showed up in official uniforms of IRGC to announce their support and solidarity with the forces.

To support the IRGC, 255 out of 290 Iranian lawmakers issued a statement on April 8, stressing that the Majlis will respond reciprocally to any measure against IRGC as part of the Iranian military forces.

Majlis through its statement described IRGC as one of the great achievements gained after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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