UK's Johnson calls for meaningful debate in Iran, respect for rights

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson on Monday called for Iran to engage in meaningful debate about issues raised by protesters which he said were “legitimate and important”, as the worst wave of unrest in almost a decade in the Middle Eastern country continued.

Trump says ‘time for change’ in Iran

Johnson called for freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate peacefully to be respected, after street protests continued for a fifth day and with 13 people reported to have been killed on Monday.

“The UK is watching events in Iran closely. We believe that there should be meaningful debate about the legitimate and important issues the protesters are raising and we look to the Iranian authorities to permit this,” he said in a post on Facebook.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused other countries of 'making mistakes, then blaming Iran'

  • Iran awards Mustafa Prize to Turkish-French, Iranian scientists

    This is second time that the Muslim science award has been handed out

  • Bin Laden described Iran as al Qaeda's "main artery for funds"

    Iran had offered some 'Saudi nationals' of al Qaeda all the support they needed at Hezbollah camps in Lebanon

  • Protests against Fatehpur shrine bombings

    Scores of people from the Umrani tribe and others took to the main Quetta to Sukkur highway

    More in World

    Original news :