Iran summons Dutch envoy over expulsion of diplomats

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday summoned Dutch Ambassador to Tehran Susana Trestal in protest against her country’s expulsion of two Iranian diplomats.

Ministry’s Spokesman Bahram Qasemi described the Dutch move as “unconstructive and unfriendly,” saying that Tehran seeks to build relations with the Netherlands based on understanding and mutual respect.

Qasemi condemned the action of the Dutch government as “illogical and legally unjustifiable,” saying: “We expect officials of the country to stop leveling unwise and unjustified allegations to others and act on their international commitments to arrest and try the terrorist elements.” The Iranian spokesman called on Dutch authorities to stop providing haven for the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization.

He concluded by saying that his country preserves the right to take reciprocal action.

Source: Kuwait News Agency