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London summons Iranian diplomats

The Foreign Office has summoned a senior Iranian diplomat because of serious threats to many journalists working in Great Britain.

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The essentials in a nutshell

  • London fears for the safety of its journalists over Iran.
  • The Foreign Ministry has summoned Iran’s top diplomat.
  • Do not tolerate threats or intimidation by journalists.

“I called the Iranian representative today to clarify that we Threats and threats to journalists or any individual in the UK Can’t stand itSecretary of State James Wise said in a statement Friday. According to British news agency PA, the meeting reportedly took place on Friday afternoon.

Iran International, a UK-based Persian-language broadcaster, was launched a few days ago Twitter He said two of his journalists had been informed by the police about their lives and their families are increasingly threatened.

Other employees were also threatened. The broadcaster was “shocked and deeply concerned”. The media wrote that these threats represent a “serious and dangerous escalation” of threats against Iranian journalists.

Iran has recently repeatedly blamed foreign powers for the nearly two months of mass protests in the country. In particular, Persian-language foreign broadcasters reporting critically on the protests have been a thorn in Tehran’s side. the eye. Iran accuses the international community of fomenting anti-Islamic sentiment on behalf of its regional rival, Saudi Arabia. The station emphasizes working independently.

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