TEHRAN, Iran – Hard-liners in Iran have protested in front of Austrian Embassy over European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meeting activists on a recent trip to the Islamic Republic.
Associated Press journalists saw the hard-liners protesting Wednesday over Ashton speaking with a female activist and the mother of a blogger who died while in police custody.
The agency says demonstrators chanted: "Oh undeserving Ashton, shame on you, shame on you!"
On Monday, a senior military official strongly criticized Ashton for meeting the activists during her visit to Iran. On Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham also said a protest note had been forwarded to the Austrian Embassy for arranging the meeting.