UN Lowers Flag to Half-Staff in Honor of ‘Butcher of Tehran’

UN flag flies at half staff | Image by UNTV
UN flag flies at half staff | Image by UNTV

Critics of the Islamic regime in Iran were troubled by the UN’s decision to honor the “Butcher of Tehran” — now deceased Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — by lowering its flag to half-staff on Tuesday after the official died in a helicopter crash.

“Raisi, nicknamed the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ for his oversight of mass executions of political prisoners in 1988, died along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other Iranian officials who were in the helicopter when it crashed in a mountainous region to the country’s northwest. Several U.N. member nations have offered condolences to the Iranian regime — a show of support for the state sponsor of terror that has outraged human rights activists and Iran hawks.

“‘One might say this sign of U.N. respect for mass murderers and terrorist executioners is not a surprise,’ said Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, and president of Human Rights Voices.

“‘The U.N. Security Council or General Assembly has refused to condemn the terrorist organization Hamas and its October 7th atrocities, orchestrated through Tehran. Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism, but the U.N. has no definition of terrorism because Islamic states claim killing Jews and other targets, including Americans, isn’t terror,’ Bayefsky said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“Thousands of miles away from the U.N. headquarters in New York City, mourners in black began to gather Tuesday for days of funerals and processions in Iran to honor the dead. The mass demonstrations will be policed by the Shiite theocracy, with prosecutors already having warned people against any public signs of celebrating his death and a heavy security presence seen on the streets of Tehran since the crash, The Associated Press reported.”

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