Iran's FM cancels visit to Austria over its support for Israel

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, cancels visit to Vienna over Austria's show of solidarity with Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif
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Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has canceled his visit to Vienna over Austria's show of solidarity with Israel amid the rocket salvos from Gaza, i24NEWS reported Saturday.

According to Austria's Die Presse, Zarif was slated to meet with Austria's Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg early on Saturday.

However, the visit was canceled on Friday after Austria's Federal Chancellery and Foreign Ministry flew the Israeli flag along with the national and the EU ones in a show of solidarity with Israel.

Also on Friday, Iran's deputy foreign minister lashed out at Austria over its solidarity for Israel, according to i24NEWS.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has in the past repeatedly expressed support for Israel and said it has the right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks.

In addition, Kurz has spoken out against Iran’s leaders who have called for Israel’s destruction.



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