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Iraq summons ambassador to Iran over 'irresponsible' behavior

Rajeh al-Musawi
Following a controversial video of Iraqi Ambassador to Iran Rajeh al-Musawi that circulated on social media, Iraq's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it has recalled the ambassador.

Musawi appeared in a video scolding members of the Iraqi community in Iran who were complaining and speaking to him about their suffering.

The video has stirred criticism by social media users, who blamed Musawi for his inappropriate behavior.

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Mahjoub, expressed in a statement, which Al-Arabiya managed to obtain, the ministry's regret of the irresponsible behavior of Musawi with the Iraqi citizens.

According the Foreign Ministry statement, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari ordered summoning the ambassador immediately following the incident. The investigations on the incident have been launched, according to the statement.
Last Modified: Friday، 21 September 2018 12:05 AM