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A day after facing a barrage of questions from the Dutch reporters over his 2015 controversial statements, the newly appointed United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra retracted his claims saying that they were "wrong".
"That was a wrong statement.
Earlier on Thursday, the US Envoy angered the Dutch press by refusing to answer questions about the remarks at a meeting with reporters.
The reporters told him, "This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions".
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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