Iran summons UK and Norwegian envoys as unrest persists

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Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Britain's ambassador on Saturday in response to the 'hostile character' of London-based Persian language media, ISNA news agency. Read more at straitstimes.com.

DUBAI - Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it said was interference and hostile media coverage of nationwide unrest triggered by the death of a woman detained by morality police, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday.have spread across the country and turned into the biggest wave of protest in years.Authorities have restricted internet and mobile services to prevent footage of the protests and the response by security forces from getting out, activists say.

The Norwegian envoy was also summoned to explain the"interventionist stance" of the country's Parliament speaker, who has expressed support for the protesters on Twitter. The protests are the largest to sweep the country since demonstrations over fuel prices in 2019, when Reuters reported 1,500 people were killed in a crackdown on protesters - the bloodiest bout of internal unrest in the Islamic Republic's history.

The Iranian human rights group Hengaw described the city of Oshnavieh, also in the country's northwest, as"completely militarised".

 

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