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Iran condemns UN rights resolution

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned a UN General Assembly vote accusing Iran of violating human rights.

A foreign ministry spokesman, Hamid Reza Asefi, said the resolution had been a politically-motivated act and was contrary to the prevailing realities in Iranian society.

Mr Asefi was referring to a resolution passed last month which said Iran was continuing a pattern of persecution against the minority Baha'i faith.

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