Iran says UN chief’s remarks are examples of ‘open interference’

June 24, 2009

TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi has reacted to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for his recent remarks about Iran’s post-election unrest, calling them an example of “open interference”.

“The United Nations secretary general, under the influence of the negative atmosphere created by some powers,… has ignored the realities of the recent presidential election in Iran,” Qashqavi said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
He said Ban’s remarks were in open violation of UN chief’s duties and international regulations.
Ban called for a halt on Monday to use of force against civilians in Iran and urged authorities to respect civil rights in dealing with protests over presidential election results.
""Mr. Ban Ki-moon has damaged his credibility in the eyes of independent countries by ignorantly following some domineering powers which have a long record of uncalled-for interference in other countries' internal affairs,"" Qashqavi explained