Iran summons UK envoy

Several MPs on Sunday slammed British ambassador Simon Gass for remarks.

Iran summons UK envoy

Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran on Monday to protest against the "violent and inhumane" policing of student protests in London, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"The violent and inhumane handling by British police of peaceful student demonstrations and also the ambassador's interference in Iran's state matters were the reasons for his summoning by the ministry," Fars reported.

In remarks posted on the British embassy's website for Thursday's International Human Rights Day, Gass said that lawyers, journalists and NGO workers were "nowhere under greater threat than in Iran."

Several MPs on Sunday slammed British ambassador Simon Gass for remarks.

"Simon Gass must learn the ethics of an ambassador," said Alaeddin Borujerdi, the head of parliament's foreign policy commission, quoted by the official IRNA news agency.

"It seems that Simon Gass is on a mission in Tehran to demolish relations between the two countries rather than establishing them," he said, as British and US flags were burnt during a demonstration outside the embassy.

Agencies

Last Mod: 13 Aralık 2010, 17:06
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