Tensions between Iran and the United Kingdom escalated as Iran summoned the British ambassador, Simon Shercliff, to express its strong protest against what it termed “baseless accusations” and sanctions imposed by London. The move comes amidst a backdrop of increased diplomatic strain between the two nations.
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed its displeasure over the continued accusations made by the British regime against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
While the specific nature of the accusations was not detailed in the official statement, it emphasized that the British government’s actions were perceived as “destructive and unconstructive” towards Iran.
Majid Nili Ahmadabadi, the director general of Western Europe at the Iranian foreign ministry, criticized the UK government during the meeting with the British ambassador.
“Following the continuation of the British regime’s accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Simon Shercliff, the British ambassador in Tehran, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs … and was informed of our country’s strong protest”, the IRNA state news agency said on Tuesday.