Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Amid growing public anger against ‘British interference in Iran’s internal affairs’, the Iranian Interior Ministry has refused to issue a permit for a rally outside the UK embassy in Tehran.
“Iran’s Interior Ministry condemns Britain’s interference but has granted no permission for the gathering outside the British embassy on Tuesday,” the ministry said on its website.
Some university students were planning to stage a rally outside the British embassy to protest what they call foreign in Iran’s June 12 election which has provoked unrest in the country.
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Fars news agency said Iranian student unions have therefore called off the planned demonstration.
Meanwhile, Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called on the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to make a revision in Tehran-London ties.
In recent days, the US and a slew of European powers — namely Britain, France, Italy and Germany — have lashed out at the Iranian government for the nature of its measures in restoring security in the country.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 8:29 am