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A top U. N. expert on taking aim at the Trump administration’s efforts to the screws on the Iranian theocratic regime, said that the U.S. sanctions “illegitimate” and drive the Iranians into poverty.

The Trump administration, both the U. N. E. U. leaders for his decision this month to Reim pose sanctions on the Islamic regime. has been criticized by members of The targeted sanctions, Iran’s financial, automotive and precious metals industries, and also the opponent of its oil and banking system in November.

A senior administration official told Fox News this month that the recovered sanctions are designed to narrow the revenue Iran uses to Fund “terrorists, dictators, proxy-militias, the regime and of one’s own Clique.”


But Jazairy Idriss appointed a former Algerian Ambassador, the controversial U. N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights,” for his direct criticism of the United States

“The rhyme position of sanctions against Iran after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from Iran on nuclear offer, is already released unanimously by the security Council, with the support of the United States itself adopted the bare sets out the illegality of this action,” he said in the statement Wednesday.

“International sanctions must have a legitimate purpose, must be proportional, and must not harm the human rights of the citizens, and none of these criteria is met in this case.”

The United States withdrew from the Human Rights Council this year, describing it as a “cesspool of political stripes.” John Bolton, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that the United States pull funding for the Council and the office of the High Commissioner for human rights (OHCHR.)

Jazairy went on the claim that the sanctions are driving millions into poverty.

“This unjust and harmful sanctions destroy the economy and the currency of Iran, driving millions of people into poverty and making imported goods unaffordable,” he said.


Jazairy statement angry Iranian dissidents, as well as some analysts, who said that he pointed with a finger on the Iranian dictatorship rather than the United States

“What has broken the backbone of the Iranian economy is the result of the policy of the Iranian regime, and institutionalised corruption, which has nothing to do with the sanctions,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said on Fox News.

The Iranian analyst Heshmat Alavi raised in the meantime, the question of whether Iran’s actions in Syria and said that Iran is spending “billions”.

“Jazairy not going to tell you that the #Iran wants to once more to the reconstruction of #Syria, not providing for the ordinary Iranians back home,” he tweeted.

Behnam Ben Taleblou senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for defense of democracies, or FDD, in Washington, D. C, told Fox News that Jazairy views are out of touch with the Iranian people-who are you to blame their own government rather than in the United States

To paraphrase “and not borrow from [Trump’s] administration, there is a group that has suffered more in the hands of the regime in Tehran over the Iranian people. Iranian demonstrators, to punish those that understand their own government and not the US for their plight, right.” He continued, “You want to be, only that the U. N. system.”

Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Swiss UN Watch, an independent human rights monitoring group — told Fox News that Iran, the country has supported the resolution on behalf of the movement of the block free in the year 2014, the Jazairy holds the position that now.

“Jazairy serves as an expert of the UNHRC shows the moral corruption of the UNHRC and stresses why the US Ambassador Nikki Haley was absolutely right to reform the complete failure of the discredited Council.”

Jazairy’s comments come on the back of a statement from E. U. leaders, who said they “regretted” the U.S. decision to Reim pose sanctions.

“The lifting of nuclear-related sanctions, is an essential part of the deal,” E. U. High representative Federica Mogherini, together with French, German and British foreign Ministers said in a joint statement, vowing to “the protection of European economic operators, the legitimate business with Iran.”

In his statement, Jazairy, the opposition of the e. U. applauded

“I am grateful for the efforts of the European Union in the fight against these injustices, both through diplomatic efforts and through legislation for the protection of European companies from the American sanctions. I sincerely hope that the international community can come together to see that the world is said not to be a battlefield for the General, economic war,” he said.

But the administration has dismissed the criticism, and doubling on his tough stance against the regime. Last week, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the creation of the Iran-Action-announced-group, the check, direct, and coordinate all aspects of Iran policy.

“Our hope is that one day soon we reach a new agreement with Iran. But we need to see major changes in the regime, his behavior, both within and outside its borders,” he said in the speech at the State Department. “The Iranian people and the world that Iran is finally like a normal nation.”

Fox News’ rich Edson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Ben Evansky reports for Fox News on the United Nations and international Affairs.

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