Iran summons UK ambassador over May’s remarks
Tehran, Iran, December 10
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned UK Ambassador Nicholas Hopton over recent remarks by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Accordingly, Iran conveyed strong protest to Hopton over May’s “meddlesome” statements about Iran in a recent Persian Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, IRNA news agency reported December 10.
In her recent address to the council, May had accused Iran of destabilizing the Middle East.
Hopton was told that May’s “inconsiderate” statements would fly in the face of mutual intentions to develop relations as previously stated, Qassemi said.
The spokesman expressed surprise while Iran is making attempts to bring peace and security to the region, some regional countries’ support for terrorism seem to be overlooked by the UK.
Iran and the UK resumed diplomatic ties this summer after four years of severed diplomatic relations.