TEHRAN -- Iran said Monday it has taken measures to provide countries whose citizens “stirred violence” during the recent riots, with documents proving their role.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said the ministry has contacted the respective countries and informed them about the role of their nationals in riots, without naming the countries he referred to.
“Judiciary action has been taken regarding the interventions that have caused damage in Iran and the performance of those countries whose citizens have committed crimes or have somehow played a role in connection with the riots,” added Kanaani during his weekly briefing.
He said that the missions of the Islamic Republic of Iran and ambassadors have informed foreign countries of the cases in the framework of diplomatic meetings.
He said in some cases the missions have also provided the corresponding governments with needed evidence, submitting letters of protest and official notes.
Iranian security forces have arrested a number of foreigners, including U.S., British and French citizens, for their involvement in the riots.
On October 20, Fars news agency said “citizens of 14 countries, including the United States, Russia, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, and Afghanistan, have been arrested in recent riots in Iran.”