41 Iranian personalities active abroad sent a letter to political leaders in 11 countries demanding suspension of accreditation. Iranian regime delegation At the United Nations, due to “Tehran’s non-compliance with international obligations and human rights violations.”
The signatories of the letter, most of whom are involved in scientific and research activities in prestigious universities, in Western government departments, and leaders of opposition parties, stated that such a procedure does not constitute a precedent. In 1974, the apartheid regime’s mission in South Africa was suspended.
The signatories to the letter also stressed the principles of human rights, and reminded the member states of the United Nations of their duties and obligations.
They also recalled the resolutions previously published by the United Nations General Assembly on the situation of human rights in Iran, and called for “suspension of the accreditation of the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Violation of human rights
In addition, these personalities, who are made up of different peoples in Iran, submitted their request based on what they considered “logic and legal reasoning”, as the main motive behind their call as a result of Tehran’s disregard of its international obligations.
In this letter, it was emphasized that the Iranian regime’s violation of human rights and its avoidance of international obligations are completely intentional.
From the demonstrations in Iran (archive from France Press)
The letter was also addressed to the presidents and prime ministers of Canada, America, Germany, France, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Australia.
Obstacles to the expulsion of the mission
It is noteworthy that if the credentials of Iran’s mission to the United Nations are suspended, members of the mission will be prevented from participating in the meetings of the General Assembly, but Iran’s membership in the United Nations will remain valid.
Experts believe that the hypothesis of the complete expulsion of the Iranian regime from the United Nations at the present time faces obstacles, the most important of which is the use of the veto by Russia and China.