Greater Middle East (bbabo.net) - Iran will reject a recently appointed UN independent investigation into the crackdown on anti-government protests in that country. This was reported by the news portal Arab news on November 28. "Iran will not cooperate with the political committee formed by the UN Human Rights Council," said ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani.
Earlier, the UN Human Rights Council voted to open an investigation into the suppression of protests by the Iranian authorities. Volker Türk, the UN human rights commissioner, demanded that Iran stop the "disproportionate" use of force to quell the protests that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini.
Challenging the legitimacy of the authorities of the Islamic Republic, the protesters burned photographs of Ayatollah Khamenei. The unrest was the largest and created the most dangerous problem for Iran's ruling elite since it came to power as a result of the 1979 Islamic revolution. Iran blames the unrest on foreign enemies and their agents.
Iran has evidence of Western participation in the protests that have swept the country, Kanaani said: "We have concrete information that proves that the United States, Western countries and some American allies took part in the protests."
Iranian authorities have not reported deaths among protesters, but Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani said that about 50 police officers were killed and hundreds injured in the riots - the first official death toll among members of the security forces. In Iran, popular discontent has repeatedly flared up before, but the current wave of protests has a number of features.