U.N. chief met Iran's president, raised human rights issues, spokesman says


Reuters | Updated: 23-09-2022 22:41 IST | Created: 23-09-2022 22:41 IST
U.N. chief met Iran's president, raised human rights issues, spokesman says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York on Thursday and raised human rights issues, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday.

The U.N. is concerned "about reports of peaceful protests being met with excessive use of force leading to dozens of deaths and injuries," spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

"We call on the security forces to refrain from using unnecessary or disproportionate force and appeal to all to exercise restraint to avoid further escalation," Dujarric said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Give Feedback