The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted its 64th Resolution on December 19 against human rights violations in Iran.
Sponsored by Canada, the resolution was adopted with 81 votes for, 30 against, and 70 abstentions.
Prominent Iranian human rights activist Hassan Nayeb Hashem tweeted, “The resolution concerning the situation of human rights in Iran was adopted with a very high margin at the United Nations General Assembly.”
A number of local news agencies in Iran have mentioned the resolution without elaboration, while Iranian officials have yet to respond to the news.
Reportedly, Syria is the only country that protested the adoption of the resolution.
Some paragraphs in the resolution addressed the human rights issues in Syria, North Korea, and the Crimean Peninsula. These parts were ratified along with the main body of the resolution.
A member of Iran’s delegation to the UN, Mohammad Hassan Nejad Pirkoohi, protested the condemnation of Syria and North Korea in the resolution, IRGC-run news agency Fars reported.
According to Iran’s TV and radio news agency, Pirkoohi described the adoption as regretful.
Source: Radio Farda