Iran accuses West of fomenting violent protests

Iran accuses West of fom

Iran is accusing Western countries of fomenting this week's violent protests in the capital and says it is summoning Britain's ambassador to file a complaint. In Teheran on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the deadly clashes were the work of a tiny minority. He accused outside countries, including the US and Britain, of "miscalculating" by siding with anti-government protesters. He did not directly address US President Barack Obama's praise of the reformist movement.