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Jeremy Corbyn Says Andrew Marr 'Spends Too Much Time Reading Daily Mail'

January 28, 2018 10:45 AM
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The Labour leader was being quizzed on his views on Iran.

Corbyn - who was criticised for remaining silent at the height of the protests late last year - claimed that on previous delegations to the country, he spent “the whole of that time...discussing two issues - the nuclear deal and human rights”.

“The issue of human rights abuse in Iran, of totally wrong. There has to be human rights demands made on the Iranian government - which I make.”

On taking money for his appearances on Iranian Press TV, the Labour leader said it was “a very long time ago”.

He added: “On all of those occasions I made my voice very clear about human rights abuses.”

Asked what his message to the Iranian government would be, Corbyn said: “I want you to be part of the international community, I want you to respect human rights, I want you to be part of and respect the Human Rights Council of the UN.

“And we as a Labour government will not walk away from the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council.


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