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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."
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."
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.