The Deputy Head of Iran’s Justice System, Kazim Gharibabadi, responded to Germany after the German Foreign Minister criticized Tehran for managing protests in some regions of the Islamic Republic. In his tweet, Ghariabadi called the German foreign minister’s statement before the UN Human Rights Council “deceptive”.
Referring to Berlin’s aid to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the 8-year war against Iran, he said: “Germany is the same country that supplied Saddam’s regime with chemical weapons, thereby killing more than 13,000 Iranian citizens and injuring 100,000 people, including women and children. in the city of Sardasht where the Kurds live.
Gharibabadi also spoke about the role of the German government in imposing sanctions against Iran related to its nuclear program.
According to him, Germany violates the rights of the Iranian people through “inhumane sanctions”.
The head of Iran’s Human Rights Council later accused Germany of complicity in the assassination of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike in early 2020.
Garibadi’s tweet added: “Iran is a deceiver and fraud while the rights of Iranians are being widely violated by the US, UK, Germany and France applying the ICC to and supporting and harboring terrorists who assassinated 17,000 innocent Iranians.”
The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution against Iran in relation to the protests held two months ago after the death of a 22-year-old girl in police custody.
The council says that Iran is cracking down on the protests. Iran denies this and blames terrorists and self-proclaimed police for the violence.
It also points to the high number of security forces killed in riots and deadly riots as evidence that the shooters were not police or other security forces.