Teheran, Oct 29. -The United States is the world's worst human rights violator, and neither Washington nor the European Union have the moral authority to question how other countries observe those rights, Iran said on Thursday.
In statements to IRIB satellite television, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast criticized the efforts by world powersto hide their violations, while condemning the alleged violations by others.
Mehmanparast referred to a UN Human Rights Council session to be held in two weeks to assess, for the first time, the human rights situation in the United States as part of its Universal Periodic Review.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, along with other countries concerned over human rights violations in the United States and the West, will convey our concerns in the meeting," the spokesman said. (Prensa Latina)