Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign ministry has summoned the Polish envoy in the country following an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Poland will host an international conference on Iran and the Middle East in mid-February.

The official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday that Iran conveyed its protest message to Poland’s Chargé d’Affaires Wojciech Unolt, demanding Poland not side with this “hostile move” by the United States against Tehran.

The statement quoted an unnamed Iranian official as saying that if the summit goes ahead, Iran will resort to unspecified “counter-action” toward Poland, without elaborating.

Pompeo is currently on a Mideast tour, bringing the Trump administration’s anti-Iran message to the region. He told Fox News before departing from Cairo on Friday the conference in Poland would take place Feb. 13-14.

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