Dutch expel two Iranian embassy staff: officials

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The Netherlands last month expelled two workers from the Iranian embassy, the Dutch intelligence agency said Friday, without revealing the reason for their expulsions.

"Two workers from the Iranian embassy were expelled from the Netherlands on June 7," AIVD spokesman Hulbert Bredemeijer told AFP.

"Unfortunately I cannot divulge any details of the matter," he said.

The Dutch move came well before Belgium, France and Germany this week detained six people over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally of the opposition People's Mujahedeen of Iran, in a Parisian suburb.

Earlier this year, the Netherlands kicked out two Russian diplomats in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.

Those expulsions formed part of a raft of similar measures announced by Britain's allies including 60 from the United States.

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