Netherlands recalls ambassador to Iran

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4 March 2019

The Netherlands has recalled its envoy to Iran after staff members of its embassy in Tehran were expelled, Foreign Minister Stef Blok announced, ONA reports.

"Have decided to recall the ambassador in Tehran for consultations", Blok said in a tweet. "The decision follows the expulsion of two Dutch embassy staff. That is unacceptable".

Relations between the countries have been strained since the Netherlands expelled two Iranian diplomats. Tehran has called it "unfriendly and unconstructive", vowing to take reciprocal measures.

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