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India summons Iran envoy to protest FM's remark on Delhi riots

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: March 03, 2020 16:42 IST

IMAGE: Munni Devi, a victim of recent communal violence, sits amid the charred remains of her house at Shiv Vihar in riot-affected northeast Delhi. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

India on Tuesday summoned Iranian Ambassador Ali Chegeni and lodged a strong protest with him over the comments made by Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif over violence in Delhi.

Official sources said that the Iranian envoy was conveyed that Zarif commented on a matter which is purely internal to India.


In a tweet on Monday, Zarif said," Iran condemns the wave of organised violence against Indian muslims."

"The Iranian Ambassador in Delhi was summoned on Tuesday and a strong protest was lodged over the comments made by Zarif on the matter internal to India," a source said.

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