Iran’s president is urging the U.N. Security Council to take action over the rioting in Britain.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was also quoted by state radio on Wednesday calling on Britain’s government to listen to the demands of their people.
Ahmadinejad was heard on the radio asking: “What else should happen for the Security Council to react.”
His comments appear to be direct jabs at the country, which supported Iran’s opposition during postelection turmoil in 2009 that left scores wounded while hundreds more were carted off to prison.
Over the past days, overnight rioting has gripped the British capital, while looting has surfaced in other cities. The unrest began Saturday after an initially peaceful protest over a police shooting in a London neighborhood turned violent.