January 2, 2018 / 11:41 AM / in 3 months

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

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.

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May meets the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov, at 10 Downing Street in London, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

“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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