Jun 19, 2021, 3:02 PM
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FM Spox: Iran summons UK envoy over recent assault

Tehran, June 19, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced on Saturday that UK ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire was summoned over recent assault on Iranian voters in the UK.

After disturbing the election process in some cities in the UK, including London and Birmingham, by some terrorists and ant-democracy elements which resulted in insulting Iranian voters and assault on them, Macaire was summoned by Iranian deputy Foreign Ministry for West Europe affairs and was informed of Iran's strong objection against this terrorist measure, Khatibzadeh said.

He added that Macaire was warned that the UK government and police had failed in their responsibility to safeguard polling stations and failed voters.

Deputy Foreign Ministry for West Europe affairs reminded the fact that democracy will be materialized in ballot boxes not in rioters' moves.

Iran also criticized the UK over sinister and disuniting acts by the Persian Language media like BBC Persian and Iran International which are trying to reinforce sanctioning election and provoking people to start street protests and to disturb election process through media campaign.

These anti-democracy measures will remain in Iranians' memories, Khatibzadeh reiterated.  UK diplomat will convey Iran protest to London.

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