Iranian authorities have said that they will not work with a UN fact-finding mission constituted after a recent vote at the UN Human Rights Council. The mission would be directed at the country’s recent protests, set off by the death in September of a young woman named Mahsa Amini while in police custody, and the government’s response thereafter. According to the UN, 300 protestors have died so far.
Al Jazeera reports that Nasser Kanani, a spokesperson for the foreign ministry of Iran, told the press that “no form of cooperation with this political committee which has been framed as a fact-finding committee” will take place.
In addition, Iranian relations with Germany have become particularly strained, given that the UN resolution leading to this fact-finding mission was co-sponsored by Germany.
For its part, the Iranian government has constituted its own fact-finding body.
This all serves to irritate the ongoing tension between the Near Eastern country and international bodies over its nuclear program.