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The Islamic Republic of Iran is claiming its innocence regarding accusations of the mass poisoning of schoolgirls.

In a six-page report to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva obtained by Radio Farda, the regime claims that less than ten percent of the students experienced symptoms of poisoning, and all were transferred to the hospital and discharged in a short time. It further alleges that only four students needed hospitalization for more than two days.

In the letter, Iran noted that students in 250 classrooms in 52 schools in different cities were poisoned.

A day after the letter was sent, eight experts of the United Nations said the Iranian regime committed "intentional” poisoning, and instead of confronting the attacks and conducting a quick investigation, it put its efforts into covering up the incidents.

This comes as Iran's Ministry of Health said early last week that 13,000 students were poisoned in 100 cities of 28 provinces.

None of the victims have died, but numerous girls have been diagnosed with respiratory issues, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue.

The highly unusual number of cases has led Iranians to question whether there is a deliberate plot to force the schools to close and to target those who have been at the forefront of the nationwide anti-regime protest movement.