Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi has condemned recent remarks by a number of Canadian parliamentarians regarding the human rights situation of the Islamic Republic.In a meeting titled " Iran Accountability Week " in late May, a group of Canadian legislators criticized human rights in Iran, alleging that the Islamic Republic violates the rights of Iranians, including women and ethnic minorities. In reaction, Araqchi described the remarks as “ridiculous” and “politically motivated”, adding the comments came as the Canadian government was facing political illegitimacy due to the country’s 2011 election fraud. The Iranian diplomat said that the allegations against Iran came as the Canadian Federal Court has confirmed that the country’s 2011 federal election was fraudulent. He also criticized Ottawa for failing to take necessary measures regarding the genocide of Canada’s aboriginal people.
“While the Canadian Federal Court has confirmed fraud in the federal election of the country and certain other important issues such as the genocide of Canada’s aborigines … have also not been addressed yet, Canadian public opinion expects the country’s Parliament to seriously and immediately deal with such issues, ” Araqchi said.In late May, the Canadian Federal Court confirmed that the country’s 2011 federal election, which led to the victory of Stephen Harper's government, was fraudulent. The court emphasized in a ruling that it has found in no uncertain terms that widespread election fraud took place during the vote. Araqchi also expressed hope that Canadian lawmakers would address the plight of the aboriginals, in particular the issue of the hundreds of missing women and aboriginal girls. Native Canadians remain among the poorest members of the Canadian society with most of them suffering poor educational, economic and social conditions.