Issue of closing British embassy discussed in Iran: member of national security commission
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 22/ Trend , D.Khatinoglu /
Commission on national security and foreign policy of the Iranian Parliament discussed the issue of suspending the activity of the British Embassy in the country, a member and press-secretary of the Commission Kazim Jalali told Trend .
He said the commission on national security discussed this issue with officials from the Interior Ministry.
Jalali refused to give concrete information on the decision closing the British Embassy in the country.
According to Jalali, Western countries openly interfere in the internal affairs of Iran. "Negotiations were held with Britain to restrict relations with this country," said Jalali.
The British media outlets are also guilty in the riots in Iran, Jalali told Trend by telephone from Tehran on June 22.
The opposition in Iran holds protest actions in connection with the results of presidential elections held on 12 June. Police and security forces reacted harshly to the protests, which killed 150 people, CNN reported, referring to unofficial sources.
Official sources report that 13 people were killed.
"Iran intends to develop relations with all countries, but will not allow anyone to interfere in the internal affairs of state," said Jalali.
Correspondent of BBC John Lane was expelled from the country due to his reports, the Iranian authorities said on Sunday. According to the authorities of the
Islamic Republic, he was accused of spreading false information, violation of neutrality in the dissemination of information, as well as supporting the rebels and abusing the rights of the Iranian people.
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