The US State Department accused the governments of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea of violating human rights. This is stated in the published annual report of the United States on the state of human rights in the world.
"The governments of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, for example, daily violate human rights within their borders and as a result are forces of instability," the text of the document says.
US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley believes that human rights are most often infringed in China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and Venezuela, the statement of the United States' Permanent Representation Office says.
"Protecting and upholding human rights is the heart of American values, and we will continue to challenge countries that are more infringing on human rights - Iran, China, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea. The publication of the statement serves as a warning to inhuman states that the US is monitoring them and is a reminder that we will continue to stand on the side of victims of human rights violations, "Haley said.