• Mon / 22 October 2018 / 12:20
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97073016705
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Saudi Arabia must be dropped from UNHRC: Amir-Abdollahian

دیدار میخائیل باگدانف ،معاون وزیر خارجه روسیه با امیر عبداللهیان

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Saudi Arabia as a violator of human rights in Yemen, Bahrain, and the perpetrator of Khashoggi’s murder must be dropped from the UN Human Rights Council.

“US President, Donald Trump should be held accountable before the world for Khashoggi-gate scandal and his support for Riyadh’s terror squad,”Amir-Abdollahian wrote on his Twitter account.

“At the same time, Saudi Arabia as a violator of human rights in Yemen, Bahrain, and the perpetrator of Khashoggi’s murder must be dropped from the UN Human Rights Council,” he added.

prominent critic of the Saudi government, Jamal Khashoggi who has been working for The Washington Post newspaper as a columnist went missing in Istanbul on October 2 after he entered the Saudi consulate and never came out. The incident caused an outcry in Turkey as well as many Western countries.

After denying any knowledge of Khashoggi's whereabouts for two weeks, Saudi Arabia admitted on Friday that the journalist died in a fight inside its consulate. It also said 18 people had been arrested as part of the case. Turkey is conducting a separate investigation into the journalist's death.

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