Britain will push the United Nations for a strong resolution condemning human rights violations in Iran, the foreign secretary has said.
William Hague said Iran’s refusal to respond to its people’s demands for greater freedom was isolating the country from the rest of the world.
He also accused it of „breathtaking hypocrisy“ in claiming to support the Arab Spring revolutions.
Mr Hague added Iran was „completely unwilling“ to discuss human rights.
He said the crackdown on the 2009 democracy protests in Iran showed its people wanted a more open government.
The revolutions of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya also showed that the desire for human rights and open government was universal and efforts to suppress it in Iran would fail, he said.
„The lessons of the Arab revolutions hold true for Iran just as they apply to repressive countries across the world,“ he added.