US has supported apartheid regimes around the world: Iran
Iran says the US is in no position to advocate human rights or democracy, recounting Washington’s record of supporting apartheid regimes, namely South Africa's former system and Israel.
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kan’ani wrote in a post published on his Twitter page on Sunday that US officials used to back apartheid.
Apartheid was enforced in South Africa from 1948 to 1994, and the US spy agency CIA would assist then all-white government of the country to arrest late anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela.
“Today, it is the strategic ally & supporter of the apartheid Zionsit regime,” it further pointed out.
Kan’ani emphasized that the US is in no position to advocate democracy and human rights, as it does not hold any beliefs in them at all.
Last December, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry took a swipe at the West for its shameful record of political use of human rights, saying the United States is neither morally nor legally competent to comment on human rights in the other countries.
Amnesty International: Israel is an apartheid regime
Last year, UK-based Amnesty International said its investigation shows that Israel imposes a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians across all areas under its occupation.
Amnesty said this amounts to apartheid as prohibited in international law.
The term “apartheid” was originally used to refer to a political system in South Africa which explicitly enforced racial segregation, and the domination and oppression of whites over blacks.
Apartheid is a violation of public international law, a grave violation of internationally protected human rights, and a crime against humanity under international criminal law.