News ID: 274186
Published: 0317 GMT September 14, 2020

Iran summons German ambassador over 'meddlesome' tweets

Iran summons German ambassador over 'meddlesome' tweets

Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Germany’s Ambassador to Tehran Hans-Udo Muzel to protest a series of tweets by the European country's embassy whose content amounts to “meddling” in the Islamic Republic's judicial affairs.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry's director-general for European affairs, who summoned the German envoy on Monday, vehemently condemned the undiplomatic move by the German Embassy, saying that the contents of those tweets amounted to "interference in the internal affairs" of Iran, according to Press TV.

The Iranian official emphasized that interference in the way that the Islamic Republic's laws and regulations are carried out and also meddling in independent judicial procedures of the country were by no means acceptable and could not be tolerated at all.

The German Embassy is expected to stick to its diplomatic duties and avoid violating them, the Iranian official added.

The German diplomat, for his part, said that he would convey the Iranian government’s protest to the respective officials of his country.

The German Embassy in Tehran on Sunday posted tweets condemning the execution of the Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari after he was convicted of stabbing to death a government employee in the southern Fars Province in 2018.

Head of the Justice Department in Fars Province said on Saturday that Afkari was executed after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim.

The 27-year-old wrestler had fatally stabbed Hassan Turkman, a water supply company employee, in the southern city of Shiraz during riots over fuel prices in 2018.







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