The president of Iran denounces the “double standards” of the West with the rights of women


The President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, has accused Western governments of having a “double standard” when assessing the rights of women in their respective countries and in the Islamic Republic, in the midst of a wave of protests in different Iranian cities .

Several towns, especially in the Kurdish-majority areas of northwestern Iran but also the capital, Tehran, have registered demonstrations in recent days to protest the situation of women following the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested. for wearing the veil wrong.

Raisi has used his turn to speak before the UN General Assembly to defend that in Iran Human Rights are respected and warn that in other countries “dozens” of women die and Human Rights are “trampled”, without expressly alluding to the current controversy.

Amini, 22, a member of the Iranian Kurdish minority, was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for improperly dressing and died three days after falling into a coma after fainting in a detention center, amid allegations of torture and bad treatments.

His case has become a symbol both inside and outside Iran and has led to pronouncements from various governments and the United Nations. The Iranian authorities, meanwhile, have promised to investigate the events.


Raisi has also used his speech to argue that Iran is not seeking to build nuclear weapons and instead is working to recover the nuclear deal signed in 2015 with international powers, including the United States.

Tehran believes that it is Washington that is not hindering progress to return to the 2015 scenario and, through Raisi, continues to demand “justice” for the death of General Qassem Soleimani, killed in 2020 by a US drone in Iraq.

The Iranian president has said, holding up a photo of Soleimani, that the United States is acting with “hypocrisy” and that the world “needs a strong Iran.”

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