Iran calls Senegal's cutting of diplomatic ties "illogical"
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
News Code :8912-03667
TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran called Senegal's cutting of bilateral diplomatic ties "illogical."
"There is no legal justification with Senegal's measure in breaking diplomatic ties and it came due to influence of other elements," Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Senegalese Foreign Ministry statement on cutting of ties came whereas political and military officials of the two sides have already stressed expanding mutual relations and putting an end to misunderstandings.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Ali Akbar Salehi visited Senegal in December and met President Abdoulaye Wade, where the two sides stressed respect to mutual national security.
The statement by Iranian Foreign Ministry again stressed Iran's priority in boosting ties with African countries as a principle and reiterated that the country would abide by its previous commitments on mutual respect.
Senegalese Foreign Minister issued a statement on Wednesday declaring cutting of diplomatic ties with Iran.
The statement claimed that Iran has provided weapons to rebels in breakaway southern region of Casamance.
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