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Iran accuses Britain over deadly protests, envoy summoned

30 December 2009 [09:40] - TODAY.AZ
Iran summoned the British ambassador in Tehran on Tuesday, Britain's Foreign Office said.
Iran accused Western countries of fomenting deadly anti-government protests in the capital this week.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mahmanparast said the deadly clashes in Tehran were the work of a tiny minority, and he accused outside countries, including the U.S. and Britain, of miscalculating by siding with the protesters.

"Some Western countries are supporting this sort of activities. This is intervention in our internal affairs. We strongly condemn it," he said.

Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, said the U.S. support for the protesters would only harm their cause. "The praise ... will damage your reputation and clarifies the motives of this anti-religious group," he told state radio.

/World Bulletin/

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