Iranian foreign ministry summoned ambassadors of the Netherlands and Denmark as well as chargé d’affaires of the British embassy after terrorists with alleged links to the European countries attacked a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday and killed 25 people and injured over 60 others.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the department for European affairs of the ministry summoned the three diplomats separately at the evening time on Saturday to declare Tehran’s strong protest to the role their countries might have played to support elements who carried out the terror attacks, Press TV reported.
Meanwhile, Abbas Araghch, political deputy of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also announced Iran will summon charge d’affaires of United Arab Emirates after an Emirati official supported the terrorists attack.
Abdul Khaleq Abdulla, member of Dubai Cultural Council, in a twitter post said “targeting Iranian military target is not a terrorist attack and transferring conflicts into Iranian territory is an announced choice and will increase in the future.”
The al-Ahvaziya terror group, whose recruits are believed to be scattered in several European countries, including in the Netherlands and in Denmark, claimed responsibility for the attack in Ahvaz.
The Western and Saudi media have refrained from terming the deadly attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz a terrorist act despite the large number of civilian casualties in the incident.
The terror outfit, which is backed by Saudi Arabia, has a record of carrying out sabotage acts in Iran’s Khuzestan province, which encompasses Ahvaz and some other Arab-dominated towns.