U.S. exploits human rights to vilify opponents: senior cleric

April 12, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Assembly of Experts Chairman Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani has said that the United States is treating the issue of human rights as a tool to attack the opposing governments.

“Whenever they want to attack their opposing governments, they use this tool,” Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani told IRNA on Monday in response to the U.S. claims about the violation of human rights in Iran.
“If they claim to be the upholders of human rights, why do they cooperate with Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Israel? Are human rights not being violated in these countries?”
“Their cooperation with the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia reveals that they lie about human rights,” he added.