Iran summons Sweden envoy over interventionist statements
Iran summons the Swedish Ambassador over his country's interference in the internal affairs of Tehran.
Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Ambassador Designate of Sweden Mattias Lentz to protest Stockholm's interference in Tehran's internal affairs.
The Director General of the Western Europe Department at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed in a meeting with the Swedish Ambassador that Iran denounces any meddling in its internal affairs, urging the Europeans to live up to their own commitments to human rights.
"Instead of accusing, deflecting public attention, and using double standards, Europe should fulfill its responsibility in respecting the human rights values of other countries in a serious manner," the Iranian diplomat stressed.
The Iranian Ministry advised Western countries to stop using human rights as a political tool.
"Interference in the internal affairs of other countries is against all international rules and regulations, and the Islamic Republic of Iran definitely cannot accept it," the Ministry said.
Iran has recently been the target of Western-fueled riots since the death of Mahsa Amini, whose demise was wrongfully blamed on the Iranian police.
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