West’s Human Rights Policy Criticized

West’s Human Rights Policy Criticized   West’s Human Rights Policy Criticized

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticized western countries for pursuing double standards on human rights. “The issue of human rights has been turned into a tool by some countries to create insecurity and instability,” Larijani said in a meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal in Tehran on Monday, Press TV reported. He added that the support of certain regional countries has helped terrorist groups cause insecurity in the Middle East. The Majlis speaker also pointed to the enormous capacities of Algeria and North African countries to boost economic and political cooperation with Iran and hoped that the formation of Iran-Algeria Economic Commission would help improve mutual cooperation. The Algerian premier called on all countries to strengthen their cooperation in the fight against terrorist groups, including the so-called Islamic State militant group. Sellal noted that the IS terrorist group is tarnishing the image of Islam. “Iran can play an effective role in restoring security to the region and improving economic relations with countries, including Algeria,” he said.