January 2, 2018 / 11:46 AM / a year ago

Britain calls for meaningful debate in Iran - PM May's spokesman

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the troops at RAF Akrotiri, one of two military bases Britain maintains on the east Mediterranean island of Cyprus, December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Petros Karadjias/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain called on Iran to engage in meaningful debate about issues raised by protesters, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

“We believe there should be meaningful debate about the legitimate and important issues that the protesters are raising, and we’re looking to the Iranian authorities to permit that,” the spokesman said.

Reporting By William James, writing by Andrew MacAskill, editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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