Italian FM won't attend protest at Iranian embassy

By
November 3, 2005 19:12
1 minute read.

Italy's foreign minister said he will not participate in an anti-Iran rally in Rome on Thursday evening to avoid damaging Italian national interests. Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini issued a statement a few hours before the torch-lit demonstration outside the Iranian embassy to protest remarks by the Iranian president that Israel should be "wiped off the map." "My physical presence, as foreign minister, at this evening's rally could cause harmful consequences to our national interests and to the security of our fellow citizens from the Iranian side."


Related Content

F35 Adir fighter jet
June 21, 2018
US F-35 diplomacy with Ankara puts Washington in Catch-22

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN