The Iranian parliamentary commission on national security and foreign policy jointly with the foreign minister and his deputy is investigating the cases of the western countries' interference into the election process, as well as previous and subsequent developments, Iran's Foreign Ministry Press Secretary Hassan Gashgavi said at a news conference in Tehran on June 22, ISNA reported.
Gashgavi said Iran's Foreign Ministry submitted own documentary evidences to the Commission and the Commission launched investigations on the western countries' interference into the developments taking place in Iran in the fields of politics, security and printing.
The Iranian authorities accuse the West and Western media of inciting riots that engulfed the country after the presidential elections held on June 12, which incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won with majority of votes, MEHR agency reported with reference to the statement by the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic.
"Most European states and the United States support some of protestors, instead of relying on democratic mechanisms," the Iranian foreign ministry's press secretary said.
Last Saturday, the opposition protests turning into the street clashes erupted with the renewed force. Previously, it was reported that, according to various sources, the victims of the clashes were between 13 and 19 people, injured about 100 and more than 450 people were arrested.
On June 21, the Iranian authorities announced that they expelled BBC Correspondent John Lane from the country due to his reports. The Iranian authorities said the BBC correspondent is accused of spreading false news and reports, disregarding neutrality in the news, supporting the rebels and violating the rights of the Iranian nation.