24/11/2021 - Masud Gharahkhani meets the press after he has been nominated as the new speaker of the Storting, Noway's parliament, in Oslo, Norway. REUTERS./FILE PHOTO./

 – Iran summoned Norway’s ambassador on Monday to protest against what it called “interventionist comments” by Norway’s parliament speaker in support of anti-government demonstrations, state media reported.

Tehran has accused foreign powers of fomenting unrest that started after the death of young Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by morality police for allegedly flouting the strict dress code imposed on women.

“Iran strongly condemned interventionist comments by the Norwegian parliament speaker which were also judgmental and untrue,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

It was the second time the ambassador has been summoned to Iran’s foreign ministry in the past two months.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Andrew Heavens)