Tehran (IP) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran summoned the UK ambassador on Saturday to protest Persian-language media's hostile reporting against Iran, which are based in London.

Iran PressIran News: In response to the hostile reporting by Persian-language media based in London against Iran, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the UK ambassador to Tehran Simon Shercliff on Saturday.

The director-general of Western Europe communicated Iran’s severe protest to the UK for its hosting of the media that have put provocation and invitation to turbulence and expansion of riots in Iran on top of their agenda.

The director-general also underlined that this is considered an interference in Iran’s internal affairs and a measure against Iran’s sovereignty.

The UK ambassador said that he would immediately report the issue to London.

Mahsa Amini is a name that has hit the headlines over the past days for her death at hospital days after she was taken by the Iranian police over her non-compliance with the Islamic dress code. While demonstrations have been held across the country, demanding clarification regarding her death, there have been violent protests and riots, leading to attacks on police and acts of vandalism against public property.

Iranian officials say the death of Mahsa Amini is being exploited by organized groups to incite chaos and wreak havoc across the country. On Friday, upon returning from New York, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said people will definitely be heard if they have a right word to say. He, however, noted that jeopardizing public security will not be tolerated.


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