In this May 24, 2021 file photo, the flag of Iran waves in front of the International Center building with the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. (FLORIAN SCHROETTER / AP)
DUBAI – Iran summoned Britain's ambassador for the second time, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, stepping up accusations of Western meddling.
A senior foreign ministry official said "unilateral statements" by Britain showed it had "a role in the belligerent scenarios of terrorists active against the Islamic Republic", the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported
The British envoy, previously summoned on Sept 24, was summoned again on Tuesday in reaction to "interventionist comments" from the British foreign ministry, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported.
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A senior foreign ministry official said "unilateral statements" by Britain showed it had "a role in the belligerent scenarios of terrorists active against the Islamic Republic", Tasnim said.
The agency did not elaborate on the accusations, but the official added that Tehran would consider possible options in response to any unusual actions from Britain.
Britain's foreign ministry said on Monday it had summoned Iran's charge d'affaires.
Iran has accused Washington of seeking to destabilize the country, blaming armed dissident groups among others.
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Iran's chief prosecutor said WhatsApp and Instagram were being used in how to "commit crimes, indecency and promiscuity".