Spain to quiz Iran ambassador on crackdown

17th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos will ask Iran's ambassador to Spain for an explanation about the bloody post-election crackdown.

Madrid – Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said Tuesday he would be asking Iran's ambassador to Spain for an explanation about the bloody post-election crackdown in Tehran.

When they meet on Wednesday in Madrid, Moratinos also planned to ask ambassador Seyed Davoud M. Salehi to urge Iran's leaders to review the result of Friday's disputed presidential poll, a foreign ministry statement said.

The Iranian ambassador had not been summoned as a result of the turmoil following the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the meeting had been planned for some time, the ministry said.

Ahmadinejad was declared the victor of Iran's presidential race with 63 percent of the vote beating his main rival Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has contested the result.

Seven people were killed in Tehran on Monday during a rally in support of Mousavi.

AFP / Expatica

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