Iran blasts Australia over PM claims, summons Australian ambassador
Iran summons Australia’s ambassador for his interference and anti-Iran remarks amid the Western-fueled riots in Tehran.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Australia's ambassador to protest Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's recent anti-Iran rhetoric.
Albanese had previously publicly condemned Iranian authorities and urged Tehran to "respect human rights and the rights of people to protest peacefully."
Following the death of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, riots erupted in Iran.
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The death of the Iranian girl, #MahsaAmini, showed how far the #Western media can go in reporting fake news all for the sake of publishing anti-#Iran propaganda. pic.twitter.com/fXayys8LTE— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 23, 2022
For his part, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said, “The ambassador of Australia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the necessary warnings were conveyed through her.”
Kanaani warned that the Prime Minister of Australia “has taken a wrong-headed approach based on false information”.
The top Iranian figure affirmed that such rhetoric does not contribute to the relationship between the two countries.
“Australia is morally unqualified to give out sermons on human rights, as its history is one rife with violations,” he stressed.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Kanaani tersely stated that “Australia's harboring of terrorist and separatist groups, and its silence vis-a-vis the Shiraz attack reflects its double standards”.
It is worth noting that the ISIS attack on Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, Iran, claimed the lives of 15, including men, women, and children.