Iran has summoned the Britian ambassador to protest what it says is a hostile atmosphere created by London-based Farsi media, amid international outcry over Mahsa Amini’s death. while in police custody.
The 22-year-old’s death after being detained for allegedly wearing a headscarf too loosely has sparked protests in dozens of towns and cities across the country, including the capital Tehran. .
Iran’s Foreign Ministry website says it has summoned UK ambassador Simon Shercliff Iranon Saturday and protested the organization of important media outlets in Farsi.
The ministry accused news outlets of inciting chaos and spreading riots in Iran from the outset in their programs.
Iran said it considers news agency reporting to be interfering in Iran’s internal affairs and acting against its sovereignty.
State news agency IRNA reported that Norway’s ambassador to Iran had also been summoned and strongly objected to recent statements by the Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament, Masud Gharahkhani.
Many Iranians, especially young people, have come to see Amini’s death as part of the Islamic Republic’s harsh campaign against dissent and increasingly violent treatment by the ethics police. with young women.
The protests over her death are the most serious in the repressive country since 2019, when protests broke out over the government’s hike in gas prices.
President of Iran said Protesters need to be “determined” as the government sought to quell the unrest.