Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 15 Iran accused Britain on Monday of committing systematic human rights violations in neighbouring Iraq, a statement by the Foreign Ministry said.
Tehran, Iran, May 15 Iran accused Britain on Monday of committing systematic human rights violations in neighbouring Iraq, a statement by the Foreign Ministry said.
In a letter sent to the British embassy in Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry demanded that British troops in southern Iraq respect their humanitarian obligations.
The statement said that following the shooting down of British helicopter in Iraq, British troops used a large number of tanks to open fire on hundreds of people at the scene which left a number of innocent Muslims including a young boy dead or injured.
At a time when, due to the occupation of Iraq by foreign forces, the people of this country are facing daily explosions, insecurity, kidnapping, assassinations, and the discovery of bodies of innocent people, their gathering was only natural. But, the imprudent, inhumane, and unmerciful conduct against such people by the occupying British forces which believe that their mission is to establish peace and tranquillity in Iraq is inconceivable and illogical, the statement said.
Such an ugly and inhumane action by a country that claims to respect human rights and sees itself as a frontrunner in the struggle to advance human rights is unwarranted and discouraging, it added.