Iran summons Swiss envoy over US interventions

Iran summons Swiss envoy over US interventions
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Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Swiss ambassador to Iran Markus Leitner who serves as protector of interests of the United States over the US interventions in Iran's internal affairs, APA reports citing IRNA.

In the wake of recent protests over the rise in oil price in some Iranian cities and the destruction made by some of the rioters, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook as well as the White House in an interventionist statement supported the unrests and riots in Iran.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US' intervention in Iran's internal affairs, saying that such government with coercive economic actions can't claim that it's supporting the Iranian nation.

"The regime, that imposes coercive economic actions and bars delivery of food and drugs to the elderly and patients, can never claim that it's supporting the Iranian nation. Mr. Pompeo should first answer for the announced terrorist actions and crimes against humanity and against the Iranian nation," he added.

Zarif also warned some European nations against their support for recent violent demonstrations in Iran, saying that "nations that are hiding behind their failure to stand up against the US actions will be responsible for their dangerous acts".

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