In light of the passing of Mahsa Amini, who triggered protests and a harsh response from the theocratic dictatorship, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley is urging President Biden to demand that Iran be removed from the U.N. women’s commission.
Haley stated in a statement to Fox News Digital that “having the fanatical Iranian regime sit on a commission focused on women’s rights has always been a farce.” “Mahsa Amini’s murder makes it more worse,” someone said.
Given its history of limiting women’s rights, the regime’s decision to join the Commission on the Status of Women early this year was met with criticism and indignation. The Commission on the Status of Women of the U.N. is the “primary worldwide intergovernmental body completely dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women,” as stated in its mission statement.
Following the passing of Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was imprisoned for violating the nation’s severe restrictions regarding the wearing of a hijab and died in police custody, attention has once again been focused on Iran’s membership on the commission.
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One of the biggest risks to the stability of the regime in recent years is the protests, in which women and girls have been seen protesting by taking off their hijabs. At least 19 cities throughout the nation have witnessed demonstrations. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ deputy commander, a group that the United States has labeled as terrorist, claimed that the average age of demonstrators detained by the regime is 15.
The extreme The demonstrators have been called “flies” by President Ebrahim Raisi, and the government has launched a harsh crackdown that has already claimed several lives. Although it is unclear how many people have died, human rights organizations have claimed that there may have been more than 200 thus far.
Haley claimed that “many Iranian women and girls have been martyred in their battle for fundamental human rights.” President Biden need to insist that Iran be expelled off the UN Women’s Commission.
A White House representative said that there were no “activities to preview” when asked about efforts to expel Iran from the U.N. body earlier this week. The UN Commission on the Status of Women’s membership of Iran, they added, “is, frankly, ludicrous.” We have always been very clear about how ridiculous it is that some of the biggest violators of human rights, like Iran, are members of key U.N. institutions. And this is the ideal illustration.
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Additionally, we have made it plain that we agree with the widespread condemnation of Iran’s severe mistreatment of women and violent repression of rallies. As you can see, we were one of the 54 nations who called on Iran to stop its deadly crackdown in an unified statement to the Human Rights Council.
According to a U.N. Women spokeswoman, the organization makes no comments on decisions made by member nations about their representation on the commission.
‘U.N. Women collaborates with all U.N. members to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality. ‘Any country holding one of the 45 seats at the Commission on the Status of Women is an indication that the country is willing to actively work within the mandate of this significant body and its agenda,’ they said. The Commission on the Status of Women is the leading intergovernmental body for women’s rights in the international community.
Haley served as the United Nations ambassador during a time when the United States was exerting pressure on the Iranian government, including by abandoning the 2015 nuclear agreement and re-imposing waves of sanctions as part of a “maximum pressure” campaign.
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The Biden administration has adopted a new approach and is attempting to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement. However, the negotiations to do so failed. The Biden administration’s efforts to resurrect the pact have drawn harsh criticism from Haley, who has called them a “slap in the face” to Israel and America’s Arab allies.
While hailing the Iranian protestors for their bravery and heroism, the administration has claimed this week that it is not focused on the Iran deal negotiations and that Iran is not interested in reaching a deal. Instead, the government claims that it is focused on the protests.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Friday that “this is, in many ways, not a new story” and “this has been going on for years, for decades.” However, I believe we are witnessing something truly amazing across the nation in the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death and the spontaneous outpouring of fury that this has caused, led mostly by women and young people.