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US seeks to expel Iran from UN commission on women’s rights

USA will seek to expel Iran of a commission of the UN for women’s rights, said this Wednesday the vice president kamala harriswhich highlighted the “courage” of the protests against the government of that Islamic State.

Harris said that Washington will work with other nations to expel Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women of the UNwhose members are elected for four-year terms.

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“Iran has shown through its denial of women’s rights and brutal repression against its own people that it is unfit to serve on this Commission,” Harris said in a statement.

His presence on that committee “discredits the integrity of the members and the work to advance their mandate”, he added.

Iran It is the scene of the biggest protests since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 after the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini (22) in the custody of the morality police, which enforces strict dress codes for women.

“To all those who protest, I reiterate that we see and hear you. His bravery inspires me, like so many people around the world.” Harris said.

USA and its European allies have imposed a series of sanctions on Iran over the protests and helped restore internet access disrupted by authorities.

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The nations that make up the aforementioned women’s commission are elected by the Economic and Social Council of the UNwhose members in turn are voted by the General Assembly.

Iranruled by Shiite Muslim clerics, was elected to a term that ends in 2026. The United States will serve his term next year.

It also integrates the body Afghanistanalthough the country is not represented in the United Nations by the Taliban, who returned to power last year and banned women from government work and secondary education for girls.

Source: Elcomercio

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