Iran's FM Spox: UK deporting of asylum seekers to Rwanda violation of int’l laws

  April 16, 2022   News ID 6517
Iran's FM Spox: UK deporting of asylum seekers to Rwanda violation of int’l laws
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday that Britain’s plan for forced deportation of asylum-seekers to Rwanda is aimed at UK’s escape from its international obligations, and against the soul and text of asylum-seekers’ International conventions.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS: "This British plan to put its responsibility toward refugees on the shoulder of a third country exposes the refugees to violations of the rights mentioned in conventions on refugees and human rights agreements and completely ignores human and moral considerations," Khatibzadeh said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman rejected the objectification of refugees, the use of violence, and humiliating acts that violate human dignity, and referred to the hosting by the Islamic Republic of Iran of millions of refugees, and said, "The British government’s plan to deport refugees comes while this country and other Western states always ignore the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts to manage and deal with millions of migrants and refugees."

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has been hosting millions of refugees, especially from the neighboring country of Afghanistan, while observing human and humanitarian considerations and receiving minimum foreign aid, which has been repeatedly recognized and commended by international institutions related to the affairs of the refugees," Khatibzadeh concluded (Source: IRNA).