Islamic Human Rights Day Marked

Islamic Human Rights Day MarkedIslamic Human Rights Day Marked

A ceremony was held in Tehran on Wednesday to mark the Islamic Human Rights and Human Dignity Day, which was attended by senior officials as well as ambassadors of Islamic countries.

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani delivered a speech at the ceremony, IRNA reported.  

Referring to the tragic death of an 18-month-old Palestinian boy on Friday, who burned to death after Israeli settlers set fire to his family house in Duma village, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, he said, "The catastrophes in Palestine and the killing of infants indicate that the Zionist regime is at odds with human rights."  

He censured the United States for supporting Israel's actions which have brought disaster to the defenseless Palestinian people.  

He said despite international efforts, violence has not been checked around the globe, especially in such countries as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Egypt that are currently grappling with security challenges.