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May 04, 2020
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Ali Bagheri, Secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council: We Are Acting to Ensure That Countries Will Pay a Price for Acting against Iran and Its People

#7990 | 02:10
Source: IRIB Ofogh TV (Iran)

Ali Bagheri, the Secretary of the Iranian judiciary's Human Rights Council, was interviewed by Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh on Ofogh TV (Iran) on May 3 and May 4, 2020. Bagheri criticized Germany's actions against Hizbullah and said that Iran's judiciary is entering the "international arena" so that any country that takes steps against Iran or the Iranian people will pay a price.

Nader Talebzadeh: "A few hours after the German Interior Minister's announcement [banning Hizbullah activities], German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass tweeted that the reason that the Lebanese Hizbullah was declared a terrorist organization was that it does not recognize the Zionist regime. Although the German government doesn't have sufficient legal authority to illegalize a foreign group's activity, it appears that pressure from the Zionists and the White House has caused the German government to make this strange decision. The gurgling in the chests of the people who fought in the (Iran-Iraq) War of Holy Defense is a reminder that this is the same country that gave chemical weapons to the Ba'athist dictator (Saddam Hussein)."

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Ali Bagheri: "One of the new approaches of [Iran's] judiciary is to enter the international arena.

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"This new approach relies on the principal that there must be a price for taking steps against Iran. That is, it shouldn't be that every country is in the world is acting against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian people without paying any price. Just as we showed in the military arena that if any country – even America – acts against us, it must pay a price – one day its drone is shot down, another day its official base in another country is hit by the Islamic Republic's missiles...  In the legal arena, the political arena, and every arena, we must act in a way that makes it so that they do not feel that they have a comfortable and open space where they can organize their actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian people."

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