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Iran summons UK envoy over Aleppo comments

Iran's foreign ministry has summoned the British envoy in Tehran after the UK accused Iran of playing a role in the "suffering" of the people of Aleppo.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency reports that foreign ministry has told the UK charge d'affaires in Tehran that Iran's policy is to establish peace in Syria and provide humanitarian assistance to the people of that country.

On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson summoned the Iranian and Russian ambassadors to convey his profound concern over their countries' role in the suffering of Aleppo's residents.

Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi also said Iranian officials stressed the need for the British government to cut off any assistance or support to terrorist groups.


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