Dutch recall envoy from Iran in murder plot row: Minister

THE HAGUE (AFP) – The Netherlands said on Monday it has recalled its ambassador from Tehran after Iran expelled two Dutch diplomats in a dispute over an alleged plot to assassinate regime opponents.

Dutch authorities accused Iran in January of involvement in the murder of two dissidents on Dutch soil in 2015 and 2017, and the European Union slapped sanctions on Tehran over the killings.

Foreign Minister Stef Blok said in a letter to Parliament that the government “has decided to recall the Netherlands’ ambassador to Tehran for consultations” over the row.