Iran summons Greek envoy over attack on Iranian staffer

IFP – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Ministry has summoned Greek Charge d’affaires in Tehran following an attack by an unknown person on an employee of Iran’s embassy in Athens. 

In a Thursday statement, Qassemi said the Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Greek Charge d’affaires in Iran in the absence of the ambassador to express Tehran’s deep outrage over the attack by an unknown person on a staffer of Iranian embassy in Athens.

“Following the attack on one of the employees of Iran’s embassy, the general director of the Protocol Department at the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Greek diplomat.”

He went on to say that during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry, the Iranian official expressed Tehran’s deep outrage over the incident and called for an immediate probe into the attack.

According to Qassemi, the Iranian official reminded the Greek diplomat of the urgency to provide the security of Iranian diplomats and staff at Iran’s embassy and called for identification and arrest of the unknown attacker.

Back on Tuesday, an unknown person attacked one of the Iranian embassy staffers with a cold weapon and injured them. The Iranian employee has been hospitalized immediately after the incident which took place in a street around the embassy building in Athens.