UK Envoy Summoned Over Syria Crisis

UK Envoy Summoned Over Syria CrisisUK Envoy Summoned Over Syria Crisis

Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the UK charge d'affaires in Tehran to protest the UK officials' "injudicious" remarks on Tehran's policies with regard to the crisis in Syria.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that the ministry's deputy director general for West Europe affairs called in the British diplomat in the absence of the country's ambassador to Tehran "following the UK officials' injudicious remarks and stances on the role of the Islamic Republic of Iran concerning the Syria crisis", Press TV reported.

Iran's strong protests over the British officials' "unrealistic" comments were conveyed to the country's charge d'affaires, Qasemi said, adding that the diplomat was warned about "the destructive effects of such assertions and stances on Syria's humanitarian situation as well as international peace and security".

He noted that the British diplomat was briefed during the meeting on Iran's policies and measures to restore calm and stability to Syria and provide humanitarian aid to its people.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman also underlined the need for the UK government to stop any support for terrorist groups.

On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors to convey his "profound concern" over the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

The development came hours after Syria announced the liberation of Aleppo.

Ambassador in London Hamid Baeidinejad said he informed Johnson that Iran's policy toward the situation in Syria has always been based on ensuring the safety of civilians and halting the flow of arms and money to militants.

Baeidinejad hoped that developments in Syria would have proven that the crisis cannot be solved through military measures and that everyone should step in to help work out a political solution to the conflict.


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