Iran summons German envoy over Chancellor's 'unconstructive' remarks
The Iranian Foreign Ministry expresses Tehran's strong protest of Berlin’s counterproductive approach to the recent developments in Iran.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned on Monday the German Ambassador to Tehran, Hans-Udo Muzel, over the interventionist and unconstructive remarks by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The director of the West Europe Department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed Tehran's strong protest of Berlin’s counterproductive approach to Iran’s domestic developments.
The Iranian official held Germany responsible for the effects of such remarks on the future of bilateral relations between Tehran and Berlin.
He pointed out that the Islamic Republic monitors the measures of other sides and will give, in accordance with Iran’s dignity, an appropriate response based on national interests.
On his part, the German Ambassador confirmed that he will convey Tehran's protest to the German government.
Muzel was handed out the official letter of protest from Iran.
German Chancellor’s stance ‘provocative and undiplomatic’: Iran
This comes after Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani bashed on Sunday Scholz's recent anti-Iranian position, as well as his recent comments in support of western-instigated demonstrations in Iran, as "meddlesome, inflammatory, and undiplomatic."
Kanaani’s remarks came after the German Chancellor denounced the Iranian government for what he called a "brutal crackdown" on the recent violent riots.
Kanaani affirmed that so-called human rights advocates exploited human rights as a "weapon for political games" by supporting harsh sanctions imposed on Iran following the US 2018 withdrawal from the nuclear deal, while remaining silent on ISIS terror attacks -- the most recent of which being the Shiraz terrorist attack.
On October 26, an armed terrorist entered the shrine a little before evening prayers and opened fire, killing 15 pilgrims, a woman, and two children in cold blood, while leaving at least 40 others wounded.
The Iranian diplomat considered that Germany, although portraying itself as an advocate of human rights, avoids its international responsibilities to respect countries' sovereignty and provides asylum to terrorist and separatist groups opposed to Iran.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Kanaani chastised Germany for taking a "selective and dual approach" to Israeli occupation crimes against Palestinians.
Kanaani urged German officials to restore rationality to the atmosphere of cooperation and avoid further deterioration in bilateral relations with Iran, emphasizing that respect and mutual interests are the only way to long-term cooperation.
Earlier this month, a spokesperson from Germany's Foreign Office said discussions are being held in the EU for the elaboration of a new package of sanctions against Iran over the recent riots.