Britain has been given a warning by Iran’s foreign minister that it will receive “a punch on the mouth” if it does not “stop the nonsense”.
Manouchehr Mottaki responded after UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband hailed the “great courage” of Iranians who staged opposition protests on Sunday.
Iran says the clashes, which resulted in at least eight people being killed, were inspired and aided by the West.
The UK ambassador is being summoned by Iran to receive a formal complaint.
Mr Mottaki said the protesters “should not be encouraged by a few… statements by certain countries”.
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