The Netherlands recalls ambassador to Tehran

March 4, 2019

The Netherlands on Monday recalled its ambassador to Iran for consultations after diplomats at its embassy in Tehran were expelled, said Foreign Minister Stef Blok, Reuters reported on Monday.

The move comes just two months after the Netherlands accused Iran of being behind political killings in the Netherlands that triggered new European Union sanctions against Tehran.

“The government has decided to recall the Dutch ambassador in Tehran for consultations,” Blok said in a statement. “This decision follows the announcement by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that two Dutch diplomats at the embassy in Tehran have been declared persona non grata and have to leave the country.”

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