Albania expels the Iranian ambassador, US praises the decision

Albania expels the Iranian ambassador, US praises the decision

Authorities in Tirana have taken a decision to expel the Iranian ambassador to Tirana, Gholamhossein Mohammadnia and another diplomat of the embassy.

This has immediately sparked the reaction of authorities in Teheran. The spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry has declared that “Albania is turning into an innocent victim of the US, Israel and several terrorist groups”.

According to him, the US and Israel are working hard to destroy relations between Iran and European countries, while Albania should not allow the others to dictate its relations with Teheran.

Meanwhile, the US president, Donald Trump has sent a letter to the Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama to congratulate him on this.

“Thank you for your steadfast efforts to stand up to Iran and to counter its destabilizing activities and efforts to silence dissidents around the globe. The leadership that you have shown by expelling Iran’s Ambassador to your country exemplifies our joint efforts to show the Iranian government that its terrorist activities in Europe and around the world will have severe consequences.

Albania has always been a great friend to the United States and I look forward to growing our partnership as we confront the many important issues facing our two countries”, Trump writes in his letter. /ibna/