Iran accused Western countries of inciting the biggest opposition protests in six months, and said it’s summoning the U.K. ambassador to protest the interference.
“Some countries have preferred supporting rioters to cooperating” with Iran, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said today, according to the state-run Mehr news agency. He added that the U.K. ambassador would be summoned to the foreign ministry in the capital Tehran.
At least eight opposition supporters were killed in clashes with security forces in Tehran and other cities two days ago, state media said. It was the worst violence since mass demonstrations in the aftermath of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed June re-election.Bloomberg