India summons Iran envoy over FM's remarks on Delhi riots

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, India Published: Mar 03, 2020, 12:08 PM(IST)

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New Delhi lodged a strong protest over remarks made by Zarif on "matters internal to India"

India has summoned Iran Envoy Ali Chegeni over remarks made by Iran FM Javad Zarif. 

New Delhi lodged a strong protest over remarks made by Zarif on "matters internal to India."

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Iran FM in a tweet on Monday evening condemned the riots in Delhi in a tone that riled Indian authorities. 

Zarif in the tweet said, "Iran condemns the wave of organised violence against Indian Muslims."

Adding, "For centuries, Iran has been a friend of India. We urge Indian authorities to ensure the wellbeing of ALL Indians & not let senseless thuggery prevail. Path forward lies in peaceful dialogue and rule of law."

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The development comes even as both sides are engaging with each other. Many Indian & Iranian citizens are stranded in each other's countries over coronavirus fears. 

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