Romanian charge d’affaires summoned


2006/02/09

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10:03:35 Þ.Ù
Tehran, Feb 9 – Romanian charge d’affaires was summoned to foreign ministry on Wednesday to be informed of Iranian government’s official protest at re-publication of sacrilegious cartoons in one of the Romanian press, deemed insulting to holy Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH).

In a meeting with head of the second office of central and northern Europe affairs department at foreign ministry, Hash voiced regret at publication of the offensive caricatures in the European press.

Hash said religions and nations should not be insulted on the pretext of freedom of expression. He said Romanian President Traian Basescu has also called on the press to avoid publishing insulting drawings which disrespect religious feelings.

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