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Iran summons Polish diplomat to protest US summit

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Iran's foreign ministry summoned Poland's top in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an "anti-Iranian" summit, a said Sunday.

Poland's charge d'affaires was summoned to "protest the anti-Iranian so-called peace and security conference," said foreign ministry on his Telegram channel.

He was told "this is a hostile act by the against and is expected to refrain from going along with the US in holding this conference," Ghasemi added.

The summit was announced last week by US Mike Pompeo, who said dozens of countries would participate.

They will "focus on stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that is not a destabilising influence," he told

Poland's in Iran, Wojciech Unolt, reportedly said the conference, to be held February 13-14 in Warsaw, was not anti-Iranian and that did not share recent remarks by the US against

The Iranian said this was inadequate and Iran would be "forced to retaliate" if did not back down.

Iran poured scorn on the meeting and pointed out that the country, then impoverished after invasion by Britain and the Soviet Union, welcomed more than 100,000 Polish refugees during World War II.

"Polish Govt can't wash the shame: while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts a desperate anti-Iran circus," tweeted earlier this week.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 15:10 IST