A senior Iranian diplomat says recent revelations by whistleblower website Wikileaks are Washington's ploy to cover up human rights violations by the US.
"....."It seems that these [revelations] are made upon the order of the US," Secretary-General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Mohammad-Javad Larijani said on Monday at the summit for reviewing the human rights situation in the US.
"The message of Wikileaks documents is that the Iraqi people have been tortured by Iraq's security forces, and the only wrongdoing of Americans is that they witnessed the incidents and remained silent," IRNA quoted Larijani as saying.
"This is while the US had the main role in these incidents and is the defendant," the Iranian diplomat added.
Larijani said unfortunately the Internet, which was supposed to provide all people with vast information, is being used for publishing anti-information in the world....."
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - MARCH 2: Iranian ambassador to Iraq Hassan Kazemi Qomi (L) embraces Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (C) as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) looks on, at Maliki's office in the heavily fortified Green Zone March 2, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq. Ahmadinejad began a historic visit to Iraq today, the first ever by an Iranian president, hoping to boost ties with Baghdad with which Tehran fought a bitter eight-year war.