Bahrain summons Iraqi charge d'affaires over breaching diplomatic norms-Xinhua

Bahrain summons Iraqi charge d'affaires over breaching diplomatic norms

Source: Xinhua

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2023-03-29 05:07:00

MANAMA/BAGHDAD, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Bahrain's foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned Iraq's Charge d'Affaires in Manama Muayyad Omar Abdul Rahman to protest the latter's "repeated violations of diplomatic norms."

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani handed the Iraqi envoy an official letter to protest his recent behavior that does not comply with diplomatic protocols and his diplomatic duties, Bahrain News Agency reported.

Al Zayani described the behavior as unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of Bahrain, contradicting the principles governing relations between states under the Charter of the United Nations.

Later in the day, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the return of Abdul Rahman to the ministry's headquarters in Baghdad over a request by Bahrain.

"This measure came to enhance the status of Iraqi diplomacy, which the ministry pursues in preserving diplomatic norms," Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahaf said in a statement, without giving further details about recalling its charge d'affaires from Bahrain.