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News number: 8807211330

17:53 | 2009-10-13

Foriegn Policy

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Iran Summons German Charge D'affaires

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned Berlin's charge d'affaires to Tehran over the hostile remarks made by a senior German official about Iran's recent presidential election.



The ministry announced in a statement that it summoned the German charge d'affaires to Tehran to voice Iran's strong protest against the abnormal and undiplomatic remarks of Germany's deputy foreign minister about the June 12 presidential election in the Islamic Republic.

Over 85% of the Iranian population eligible to vote participated in the country's 10th presidential election, a majority of whom voted for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

During the session, the deputy head of the foreign ministry's First Office for West European Affairs cautioned against a growth in the undemocratic attitudes shown in Germany, and expressed regret over the country's ban on a number of German parties to participate in the recent parliamentary elections.

The Iranian official also voiced Iran's concern about growing anti-Islam sentiments within the European country as well as the country's trampling on Muslims' rights.

The German official, for his part, announced that he would rapidly inform his country's foreign ministry officials of Iran's protest.