Berlin summons Iran envoy over Merkel plane delay

31st May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Germany on Tuesday summoned the Iranian ambassador after his country briefly closed its airspace to Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said.

"Hindering the German chancellor's passage over Iran is absolutely unacceptable. It shows a lack of respect towards Germany that we will not accept," Westerwelle said in a statement.

"That is why I have summoned the Iranian ambassador. We shall make it very plain that such a breach of international conventions will in no way be tolerated by Germany," he added.

© 2011 AFP

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