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Iran summons Danish envoy

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9011-01607

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iran summoned Denmark ambassador to the country following the new round of oil sanction imposed by the European Union against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and the U.S. Affairs Ali Asghar Khaji met with Christian Hugard, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU, to show protest to the fresh anti-Iranian sanction.

On Monday, the foreign ministers of the 27-member body agreed on oil embargo against Iran, a major OPEC member, and freeze on assets of the Iranian Central Bank across the European bloc.

The European Union has also imposed a ban on the sale of gold, diamonds, and other precious metals to Iran.

Khaji called the move "illogical and unjustifiable" and said "Some in the European Union are seeking obedience to US policies, adopting a hostile approach and creating tension in the relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Iran's foreign ministry official highlighted the Islamic Republic's broad cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the past years and said, "History has shown that the Iranian nation will not abandon its legal rights due to pressures."

The Iranian official said the European Union would be responsible for the aftermath of the illogical decision against the Islamic Republic.

The Danish official on his part vowed to inform the EU officials of Iran's protests.

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