UN Chief Expresses Concern About Excessive Use Of Force To Iran President

The head of the UN expressed concern about the excessive use of force against the Iranian president

Antonio Guterres met with the President of Iran and raised human rights issues. (File)

United Nation:

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York on Thursday and raised human rights issues, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.

Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that “the United Nations is concerned” by reports of peaceful protests with excessive use of force resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries”.

“We urge security forces to refrain from unnecessary or disproportionate use of force and urge all to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation,” Dujarric said.

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