Iran summons Dutch envoy over expulsion of 2 diplomats

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s foreign ministry has summoned its Dutch ambassador to Tehran over the Netherlands’ expulsion of two Iranian diplomats.

The Saturday report quotes the ministry’s spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, as saying the “unfriendly measure” by Dutch government was “irrational and illegal” and that Iran reserved the right to reciprocate.

On Friday, the Dutch secret service AIVD announced that the Netherlands had expelled two staff members of the Iranian embassy, without providing further information.

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