Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Naser Kanaani. FILE

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Naser Kanaani

Iran Calls Its Removal From UN Women’s Group ‘Politicized’

Thursday, 12/15/2022

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the move to remove the Islamic Republic from the UN Commission on the Status of Women was a “politicized move” that “lacked any legal validity”.

Naser Kanaani said Thursday that depriving a “legal” member of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women of membership “discredits” this international organization paving the way for future abuses of international institutions.

As usual he blamed the US saying that Washington tries to destabilize Iran.

“How a country that is itself a major violator of the rights of the Iranian nation and women can support the rights of Iranian women now?” Kanaani addressed the US without providing any proof.

On Wednesday, the Islamic Republic was voted out of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for policies contrary to the rights of women and girls.

Members of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a US-drafted resolution to “remove with immediate effect the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for the remainder of its 2022-2026 term” over the regime’s bloody crackdown on protests ignited by the death of a young woman in custody of the so-called ‘morality police.’

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Out of the 54-member body, 29 members voted in favor of the resolution while eight voted against and 16 countries abstained.

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