February 19
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The German Ambassador in Tehran, Michael Klor-Berchtold, was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over a German court’s ruling on extradition of an Iranian diplomat to Belgium, said representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Bahram Qassemi.

“In a meeting with the German ambassador, an assistant to Iranian foreign minister and the director general for Europe at the foreign ministry expressed the Islamic Republic’s protest over the arrest and extradition of the Iranian diplomat to Belgium and said the move had its roots in a plot hatched by the enemies of Iran-Europe ties,” Tasnimnews reported quoting Qassemi.

“We maintain that Germany’s behavior towards the Iranian diplomat stands against all accepted diplomatic rights in the world and the Islamic Republic of Iran calls for an immediate repatriation of its diplomat. It goes without saying that the plot needs to be assessed accurately and in depth," he added.

As reported earlier, an Iranian diplomat from Vienna has been arrested in Germany over the preparation of a terrorist attack in France.

On October 1, a 46-year-old Iranian man was extradited to Belgium, and detained in Bavaria on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

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