Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks during a press conference with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the foreign ministry headquarters in Iran's capital Tehran, June 25, 2022. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)
TEHRAN– The Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday that Europe's unilateral approach toward Iran's issues and its continued interference in the country's internal affairs is "unacceptable."
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone call with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares, in which the two sides also discussed issues of common interest, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry's website.
Slamming the "incorrect" move by some Western states to expel Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Amir-Abdollahian said the action was an attempt to eliminate the opportunity for dialogue
Slamming the "incorrect" move by some Western states to expel Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Amir-Abdollahian said the action was an attempt to eliminate the opportunity for dialogue.
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During their talk, the Iranian top diplomat called for further expansion of relations between Tehran and Madrid in 2023.
Albares underlined his government's determination to continue dialogue with Iran and improve bilateral relations.
On Dec 14, the UN Economic and Social Council adopted a U.S.-proposed resolution to remove Iran from the CSW.
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Protests have erupted in Iran after 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini died in a Tehran hospital on Sept. 16, a few days after her collapse at a police station. Iran has accused the United States and some other Western countries of "inciting riots and supporting terrorists" in the country.