EU Policy Chief condemns racist remarks of Iranian VP
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton condemned the racist and anti-Semitic statements made by Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi at a conference on drug trafficking in Tehran.
"The High Representative is deeply disturbed by racist and antisemitic statements made by Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi. She condemns them unreservedly," a statement from Ashton’s spokesperson said on Thursday.
"Such statements are unacceptable and should not be tolerated. The High Representative reiterates the European Union's absolute commitment to combating racism and antisemitism," it added.