Iran Blasts US ‘Parliamentary Tyranny’ after Omar’s Ouster from House Committee

Iran Blasts US ‘Parliamentary Tyranny’ after Omar’s Ouster from House Committee

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman lambasted the US House of Representatives’ decision to oust Democrat Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee over her past comments about the Zionist regime.

The Republican-led chamber on Thursday voted to oust Somali-born Omar from her seat on the influential Foreign Affairs Committee over the Muslim lawmaker’s mocking of American politicians for their unwarranted support of the Israeli regime in exchange for financial rewards.

In reaction to the highly politicized move, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said boycotting a critic of the Israeli apartheid regime depicts the United States’ “parliamentary tyranny.”

“Ousting Ilhan Omar black Muslim& critic of Israeli #Apartheid from a House Committee indicates practical commitment of US to motto of #women, life, freedom,” Kanaani tweeted, referring to the key slogan behind the recent Western-backed riots across Iran.

The spokesman added that the US resorted to the slogan as a means to interfere in Iran’s internal affairs.

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on January 25 in favor of a resolution that expressed solidarity with Iranian people following what was claimed to be a “brutal crackdown” on protesters after the death of a 22-year-old woman of Kurdish descent in the capital Tehran.

The bipartisan resolution, which called for more sanctions against Iranian officials and entities over “human right violations,” was approved days after the European Union announced sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organizations over the deadly riots triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in September 2022.

In a post on his Twitter account, Kanaani censured the US Congress’ resolution, saying Americans “never want to accept the realities” of the country and wish them to be as they like, Press TV reported.

“While the US intelligence and security services say Iran left behind the unrest and their support for Iran riots was futile, US congressmen voted for a resolution supporting riots in Iran!,” the spokesman wrote. “They never want to accept the realities on Iran, but like the realities to be as they wish.”

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