Iran summons French charge d'affaires in Iran
Tehran summons the French charge d'affaires in Iran for interference and anti-Iran remarks amid the Western-fueled protests in the country.
Iran's Foreign Ministry announced, on Sunday, that it summoned French charge d'affaires over anti-Iran remarks in the absence of the country’s ambassador to Tehran, as per local Iranian media.
"In response to the interventionist statement of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the participation of three French officials in protests in Paris, and the ridiculous action of Charlie Hebdo magazine, the chargé d'affaires of the French Embassy in Tehran was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Iran’s Fars news agency reported.
The head of Iran's Foreign Ministry's Second Bureau of West Europe told the French diplomat that Tehran strongly denounces the French Foreign Ministry's and some French officials' meddling in Iranian internal affairs.
The official added that the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement aims to purge the rioters who had no other goal than to damage public property.
He accused French officials of playing a double game: Hosting groups that have been directly involved in unrests across Iran, and bashing the Iranian Police for clashing with the rioters.
The official recalled the manner in which the French police dealt with the yellow vest protesters who disrupted the country's peace and stability.
This comes shortly after Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the UK Ambassador on Saturday to protest London's hosting of anti-Iran media in Persian.
It is worth noting that Iran's Foreign Ministry has also summoned Norway's Ambassador to Tehran on Saturday to protest the Norwegian speaker's interfering remarks against Iran.