Iranian Foreign Ministry to take legal action against PGCC: MP

April 20, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – MP Parviz Sorouri of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has announced that the Iranian Foreign Ministry will lodge complaints against the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council and the Bahraini and Yemeni governments at the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council.

The lawmaker has made the remarks in response to the latest PGCC statement in which the Persian Gulf Arab states have called on the international community and the UN Security Council to take the necessary measures to stop what they claimed “the provocative interference” by Iran in the domestic affairs of their countries.
“The governments that openly violate the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and the Declaration of Human Rights can not file a complaint against Iran at the UN Security Council or the international forums just because Iran is defending the observance of the principles set out in this charter,” Sorouri told the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
He went on to say, “The PGCC in cooperation with the Saudi military forces has been directly involved in the killing of the oppressed regional people including Bahraini Shias and Yemeni People, so it can not take legal action against a country which is defending the oppressed regional nations.”
The lawmaker announced that a special working group has been set up in the Foreign Ministry to pursue the violation of rights in the regional countries through international forums.
“The Foreign Ministry will lodge complaints against the PGCC and the illegal Bahraini and Yemeni governments at the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council to prevent the repetition of a humanitarian catastrophe by the Saudi army.”
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast had said that the PGCC statement is an attempt to divert attention from certain regional countries’ military intervention in Bahrain.