FM Sum­mons Pol­ish Charge d’Af­faires Over War­saw Con­fer­ence

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TEHRAN (IFP) - The Ira­nian For­eign Min­istry has sum­moned Poland’s charge d’af­faires in Tehran over the coun­try’s bid to co-host an anti-Iran con­fer­ence in War­saw.

In a Sun­day state­ment, the Min­istry said it has sum­moned the Pol­ish diplo­mat, Wo­j­ciech Unolt, to voice protest at a so-called con­fer­ence on Mid­dle East peace and se­cu­rity that the United States is go­ing to co-or­ga­nize with Poland in War­saw on Fe­bru­ary 13 and 14.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, the di­rec­tor of the Ira­nian for­eign min­istry’s First Depart­ment for East­ern Europe af­fairs ex­pressed the strong protest of the Is­lamic Repub­lic to the Pol­ish diplo­mat over his coun­try’s co­op­er­a­tion with the U.S. in hold­ing such a con­fer­ence.

“This is a hos­tile U.S. move against the Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran, and Poland is ex­pected to re­frain from keep­ing the U.S. com­pany in hold­ing such a con­fer­ence.”

For his part, Poland’s charge d’af­faires of­fered ex­pla­na­tions on the con­fer­ence and un­der­lined that the sum­mit is not anti-Iran. He said the of­fi­cial stance of Poland is dif­fer­ent from those ex­pressed re­cently by the US of­fi­cials.

In turn, the Ira­nian of­fi­cial de­scribed the ex­pla­na­tions as in­suf­fi­cient and un­der­lined the need for com­pen­satory ac­tions on the Pol­ish side.

The Ira­nian diplo­mat then added if the ac­tions are not car­ried out, the Is­lamic Repub­lic will have no way but to adopt re­tal­ia­tory mea­sures. The pol­ish charge d’af­faires high­lighted the his­tor­i­cal ties be­tween the two states, and said he would con­vey the mes­sage of the Is­lamic Repub­lic to of­fi­cials in War­saw.

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