Lipavský tells new Iranian ambassador state must stop quelling protests

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has made a strong appeal to the new Iranian ambassador to Prague, Seyed Majid Ghafeleh Bashi, for his country to cease the violent repression of protests that are taking place there. Mr. Lipavský said on Twitter that Czechia usually welcomed ambassadors “to celebrate a new chapter of cooperation”, but that grave differences now weighed on relations between his country and Iran.

The Czech foreign policy chief said he had also called for an end to Iran’s support for Russian aggression.

Author: Ian Willoughby