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Dutch Ambassador to Iran summoned over Embassy attack

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested the attack on its embassy in The Hague to the Dutch ambassador

Jan 17

13:49
2019

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Dutch Ambassador to Tehran Jacques Werner to express the country’s protest over a recent attack by “some anti-revolutionary and separatist elements” on the Islamic Republic’ embassy in The Hague.

A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official on Monday conveyed Tehran’s strong protest over the attack to the Dutch envoy, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

It added that the Iranian official pointed to similar attacks in the past and criticized the lack of pre-emptive and decisive measures by the Netherlands' police and judicial authorities.

He urged the Dutch government to take firm action in line with its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and ensure the security of the Iranian embassy and its diplomats in The Hague and prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

The Dutch ambassador, for his part, expressed his regret over the attack and presented a report on measures taken by his country's police regarding the perpetrators of the incident. Werner said he would inform his government of Iran’s protest.