US, Albania in no position to talk about Human Rights

The complicity between the United States and Albania in pursuing anti-Iran attempts is a notable issue in a situation where both enemies are not in a position to portray themselves as supporters of human rights, an Iranian political analyst said.

Hamid-Reza Asefi told IRNA on Tuesday that the Americans are not happy with anything because their regime backs coup states and provides different countries with weapons, and that their arms are being used in Yemen to kill the oppressed Yemeni people.

The US also provides the Zionist regime with arms to massacre innocent Palestinians, he said, adding that Washington has a blatant dossier of aiding and abetting dictatorships.

The issue of the Ukraine war as well as the Russia-Iran defense cooperation has turned into a pretext for the US to attempt to put the so-called pressures on Tehran, he added.

The former Iranian ambassador to France described Albania’s anti-Iran stances and comments as ridiculous, arguing that a country that is a safe haven for terrorists cannot speak about human rights; however, collaboration and collusion between Tirana and Washington in holding an anti-Iran meeting at the UN Security Council is an issue, which should be paid attention to.

Albania has sheltered thousands of MKO terrorists, who have killed 17,000 Iranians, Asefi said, adding that the US started hostility towards the Islamic Republic from the very beginning of the Islamic Revolution because Iran withdrew from the American circle and turned into an independent country in 1979, so the American authorities have shown hostility and hatred towards Iranians.

In recent months, the US’s hostility towards Iran has escalated due to Iranians’ cooperation with China and Russia, which increased the Americans' and Europeans’ concerns, he noted.

According to the analyst, the recent political developments in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria have shown the failure of the US’s policies in the region, and American officials felt that they have been losing different fronts in competition with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

On the recent unrest in Iran, Asefi argued that these protests are internal affairs, which should be resolved by the Iranian government, but the US put forward such an issue as a response to its failures in the face of the Islamic Republic.

The US’s failure at the recent UNSC meeting is a lesson for the Americans to be aware that they are not in a position to dictate whatever they want as a superpower, the pundit cautioned.