Sep 14, 2020 12:48 UTC
  • Iran summons German ambassador over 'meddlesome' tweets

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Germany’s Ambassador to Tehran Hans-Udo Muzel to protest a series of tweets by the European country's embassy whose content amounts to meddling in the Islamic Republic's judicial affairs.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry's director general for European affairs, who summoned the German envoy on Monday, vehemently condemned the undiplomatic move by the German embassy, saying that the contents of those tweets amounted to "interference in the internal affairs" of Iran.

According to Press TV, the Iranian official emphasized that interference in the way that the Islamic Republic's laws and regulations are carried out and also meddling in independent judicial procedures of the country were by no means acceptable and could not be tolerated at all.

The German embassy is expected to stick to its diplomatic duties and avoid violating them, the Iranian official added.

The German diplomat, for his part, said that he would convey the Iranian government’s protest to the respective officials of his country.

The German embassy in Tehran on Sunday posted tweets condemning the execution of Navid Afkari after he was convicted of stabbing to death a government employee in the southern Fars Province in 2018.

Afkari was executed “this morning after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim,” the head of the Justice Department in Fars Province was quoted as saying by state media on Saturday.

The 27-year-old fatally had stabbed Hassan Turkman, a water supply company employee, in the southern city of Shiraz during riots over fuel prices in 2018.

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