Tehran, Baghdad Hold Talks on Human Rights

Tehran, Baghdad Hold Talks on Human Rights

The judiciary chief said Iran and Iraq are capable of introducing their own version of human rights principles, stressing that the two neighbors will not bow to the western reading of the concept.

Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani made the statement after a meeting with Medhat al-Mahmoud, the head of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council, in Baghdad on Sunday, Press TV reported.

There are “abundant commonalities” between Tehran and Baghdad, he said, adding that the two “are not supposed to accept the West’s version of human rights principles.”

“We can present our proposed version of human rights based on the teachings of Islam and have nothing to do with the West’s interpretations” in this area, Amoli Larijani added.

The top judiciary official said a major memorandum of understanding was signed between the attorneys general of the two countries for cooperation over human rights issues and the fight against terrorism.

Amoli Larijani also stressed that the reinforcement of judicial and legal relations between Iran and Iraq could deepen their political ties.

The Iraqi official emphasized that the two neighboring countries have no disagreements over the issue of terrorism and enjoy common rules for combating the scourge.


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