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The newly appointed United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, clashed with the Dutch reporters after he was questioned on the controversial remark made by him on the "Islamic movement" in 2015.
The US Ambassador confronted with the reporters at his residence soon after resenting his credentials to Dutch King Willem-Alexander at a palace in The Hague, where the Dutch reporters questioned him on his statement and said, "This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions," reported the Guardian.
After repeatedly being questioned on the same, Hoekstra termed the remark, which made headlines in 2015, as "fake news".
Though in 2016, Hoekstra had apologised for his remark and said, "I made certain remarks in 2015 and regret the exchange during the Nieuwsuur interview.
Please accept my apology.
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