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

10:20, January 03, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

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
  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Focus On China
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Premier stresses herders' livelihoods amid efforts to protect grassland areas
  • Preparing for a red, happy Spring Festival
  • Rimed rocks in N. China's geopark
  • NBA: Heat beats Warriors 114-107
  • TCU Frogs swallow Wisconsin Badgers on New Year's Day
  • Over 64,000 participate in Xiamen International Marathon
Hot Forum Dicussion