11359
US Stance Violates Algiers Accords
National

US Stance Violates Algiers Accords

The foreign ministry on Sunday dismissed a recent statement by the US Department of State about the judiciary’s measures and the detention of some political figures as a blatant example of interference in Iran’s internal affairs, saying the statement goes against the US government’s commitments explicitly set out in the Algiers Accords.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said it would be better if US officials directed their attention to the alarming reports by independent institutions about the violation of civil rights in the United States and took the measures necessary to prevent the occurrence of incidents such as the recent shooting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which led to the deaths of three US Muslim students, instead of giving “irrelevant remarks and advice” to other countries, IRNA reported.  
The Algiers Accords were a set of agreements between Iran and the US to resolve the dispute over the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979 and the hostage-taking of fifty-two American diplomats and citizens who were held for 444 days. The accords were brokered by the Algerian government and signed in Algiers on January 19, 1981. Under the deal, the US is committed not to intervene politically or militarily in Iranian internal affairs.
In a press statement released on Saturday, the US State Department said, “Four years ago today, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran placed former senior Iranian officials and 2009 presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, as well as Mousavi’s wife, women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard, under house arrest without formally charging them with any crime. We join the international community in condemning their continued detention and the (alleged) harassment of their family members, and in calling for their immediate release.”

 

Short URL : http://goo.gl/RSv3oE

You can also read ...

Russia to Side With Iran on American JCPOA Infractions
The Russian envoy to Iran said his country will come to Tehran...
The IAEA’s flag flies in front of its headquarters in Vienna.
The US-based Institute for Science and International Security...
The nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Iran believes in JCPOA and is committed to it.
The nuclear chief warned Iran could restore its uranium...
Next Round of Syria Talks in Astana Delayed
The next round of talks involving Russia, Turkey and Iran on...
Majlis Set to Seek Damage for US Role in 1953 Coup
Iran will not give up its right to take legal action against...
IRGC Vows Harsh Response to Terrorists
A combat base of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground...
Deputy FM Meets Lebanese Officials
Visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African...

Trending

Googleplus