Iran says France not entitled to insult other religions, followers under pretext of ‘free speech’
Iran’s Foreign Ministry says France has no right whatsoever to insult any religion and its followers under pretext of “free speech,” calling on European country’s authorities to observe the basic principle of international rules.
“Given its dismal historical record of colonialism, violation of human rights, and freedom of expression both at home and abroad, France has no right to justify its brazen insult to the sanctities of other countries, nations, and followers of divine religions under the pretext of freedom of speech,” spokesman Nasser Kan’ani wrote in a post published on his Twitter page on Sunday.
He added, “What the incumbent French statesmen must abide by is the observation of the basic and fundamental principles in international relations, namely mutual respect, non-interference in others’ internal affairs, and respect for the national and religious values and sanctities of others.”
SOURCE: Press Tv