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  11/29/2012, Kislev 15, 5773

Iran Criticizes UN for Condemning its Human Rights Record

Iran's foreign ministry criticized on Wednesday a UN committee for passing a resolution condemning its human rights record, and accused the West of using the issue for political gain, AFP reported.

"The human rights mechanisms of the United Nations have become a plaything for Western governments," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency.