Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Norwegian ambassador over remarks made by the country’s parliament speaker criticizing the Islamic Republic over ongoing protests.
The Norwegian envoy to the Islamic Republic, Sigvald Tomin Hauge, was summoned by the ministry in protest to the “unacceptable statements” of the Speaker of the Parliament of this country against Iran.
Masud Gharahkhani, an Iranian-born lawmaker, and president of Norway’s parliament expressed solidarity with anti-government protests in Iran on Friday in an interview with Iran International.
“You’ve been in power for 44 years, enough is enough,” he addressed the Islamic Republic and its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in a message during his interview.
Iran called his remarks “interventionist” saying such statements are “unacceptable”.
This is the second time Iran summons Norway’s envoy over Gharahkhani’s remarks since September.
Meanwhile, an Iranian member of the Swedish parliament published a video on his Instagram page asking Iranian leaders Ali Khamenei, President Ebrahim Raisi and the IRGC commander Hossein Salami to pack their luggage and prepare to travel to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be held accountable for their crimes.
Alireza Akhundi further called on the Iranian army to join the people and support the protesters.
According to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights Organization, at least 304 people have been killed during the recent protests that began across Iran after the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by police in custody.