Role of British ambassador to Tehran "not constructive": lawmaker

10:20, January 03, 2011      

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An Iranian parliament member said that the role of the British ambassador to Tehran is not constructive, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday.

Simon Gass' "mission in Iran is not constructive, but completely destructive," the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Chief Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Fars on Saturday, adding that "Simon Gass has even failed to establish rational relations with the authorities of the country."

Iran has recently been very critical about the "interfering" remarks of Gass over human rights situation in Iran.

In remarks posted on the website of the British Embassy in Tehran in December to mark the International Human Rights Day, Simon Gass said he is critical of the human rights situation in Iran.

"The British government," he said, "will continue to draw attention to cases in which people are deprived of their fundamental freedom."

Tehran has threatened to reduce ties with Britain in response to the remarks.

Source: Xinhua
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