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Israel’s ambassador to Ireland will to be at the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday afternoon for a discussion on the use of three fake Irish passports by the alleged assassins of Hamas military commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month, Irish radio channel RTÉ reported.
It was unclear whether Zion Evrony was summoned or invited for the talk. While RTÉ used the term “summoned,” IrishTimes.com used the more mellow term “called to a meeting.” In diplomatic parlance, summoning an ambassador implies a reprimand, while inviting an envoy in for a discussion signals looking for clarifications.
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Speaking on RTÉ Radio's Morning Ireland, Irish Minister for Foreign
Affairs Micheál Martin called the incident extremely serious, and said
that it puts “security of Irish citizens at risk,” as the passports
used had genuine numbers of Ireland residents.
A frank discussion will take place with Evrony, Martin said.
on Thursday afternoon, Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor was to meet the
British Foreign Office to discuss suspicions that British passports
were used in the assassination of Mabhouh.