Iran summons Turkish envoy over remarks by Ankara officials 

February 21, 2017

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin over recent, unfriendly remarks by Turkish officials about Iran.

Accordingly, Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia, the Pacific, and Commonwealth Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour conveyed Tehran’s deep concern over the remarks, Fars reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had each recently questioned Iran’s foreign policy in unfriendly tones, in response to which Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that “Tehran’s patience has a limit.”


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