UN / IRAN PROTESTS REAX

23-Sep-2022 00:01:59
Asked about protests in the Islamic Republic of Iran, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “We call on security forces to refrain from using unnecessary and disproportionate force and appeal to all to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / IRAN PROTEST REAX
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DATELINE: 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

23 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General met with President Raisi yesterday. He raised a number of issues with him, including the issues of human rights. Looking at what's going on today, we're obviously, concerned about the reports of peaceful protests being met by excessive use of force, leading to dozens of deaths and injuries. We call on security forces to refrain from using unnecessary and disproportionate force and appeal to all to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation.”
4. Med shot, Dujarric at podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We call on the authorities to respect the rights and freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association. And we also call on the authorities to respect women's rights and to take further steps to eliminate forms of discrimination against women and girls and implement effective measures to protect them from other human rights violations in accordance with international standards.”
6. Med shot, Dujarric at podium
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I would also reiterate the call from the [acting] High Commissioner for Human Rights on the need for an impartial and effective investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini's death.”
8. Wide shot, Dujarric leaving the podium, press room

22 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

9. Various shots, Secretary-General with Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
STORYLINE
Asked about protests in the Islamic Republic of Iran, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “We call on security forces to refrain from using unnecessary and disproportionate force and appeal to all to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation.”

Briefing reporters today (23 Sep), Dujarric said that the Secretary-General met yesterday with Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to Dujarric, the Secretary-General raised several issues with him, including human rights.

The UN spokesperson also said, “We're, obviously, concerned about the reports of peaceful protests being met by excessive use of force, leading to dozens of deaths and injuries.”

He continued, “We call on the authorities to respect the rights and freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association.”

The UN spokesperson added, “we also call on the authorities to respect women's rights and to take further steps to eliminate forms of discrimination against women and girls and implement effective measures to protect them from other human rights violations in accordance with international standards.”

He also reiterated the call from the acting High Commissioner for Human Rights on the need for an impartial and effective investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini's death.

At yesterday’s meeting with Raisi, the Secretary-General also stressed the importance of reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and called for more flexibility to reach an agreement.

The Secretary-General and the President discussed issues of mutual interest, including Yemen and Afghanistan.

The Secretary-General encouraged Iran to continue to engage its neighbours in dialogue to de-escalate tensions and promote regional security and expressed his concern about the human rights situation.
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