© Reuters. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton
By Parisa Hafezi
United Nations (Reuters) – His hardline president took a defiant tone on Wednesday when demanding to ensure the United States does not abandon any of the reinstated nuclear deal and by criticizing ” double standards” on human rights following the death of an Iranian woman in police custody.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also said Tehran wants former US President Donald Trump to stand trial for the 2020 killing of Iran’s top Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike by Iran. America in Iraq, hold up this general’s photo.
Trump in 2018 reneged on the 2015 nuclear deal under which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions, prompting Tehran to begin violating the world’s nuclear regulations. nuclear term about a year later.
“We have before us the experience of the US withdrawing from (the deal),” Raisi said at the UN General Assembly. “With that experience and this perspective, can we ignore the important issue of securing a lasting deal?”
Raisi also sought to defuse criticism over the death last week of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by ethics police in Tehran for “inappropriate attire”, which has sparked protests The protests reflect simmering anger over individual freedoms in the Islamic Republic and an economy reeling from sanctions.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran rejects some governments’ double standards on human rights,” Raisi said. “(As long as) we have this double standard, where attention is focused on only one side and not all being equal, we won’t have true fairness and equity.
“Human rights belong to all, but unfortunately it is trampled by many governments.” He added mentions the discovery of unmarked graves of indigenous people in Canada, the suffering of Palestinians and images of migrant children being held in cages in the United States.