Iran summons Polish top envoy over USA summit

US president Donald Trump left and Polish president Andrzej Duda shake hands during their meeting at the Royal Castle on Thursday

US president Donald Trump left and Polish president Andrzej Duda shake hands during their meeting at the Royal Castle on Thursday

"We will gather around a number of different topics. fighting ISIS is part of that. and address how we can get the Islamic Republic of Iran to behave like a normal nation", Pompeo told reporters in Doha. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

On Friday, he told Fox News before departing from Cairo that an global conference on Iran and the Middle East will take place in Poland on February 13-14.

Israeli and Arab officials have been invited to the summit.

Iran's foreign ministry has summoned Poland's envoy to the country after it was announced that Warsaw would host a summit on Iran in February.

The official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday that Iran had conveyed its protest message to Poland's Chargé d'Affaires Wojciech Unolt, demanding that Warsaw not go along with the "hostile move" by the United States against Tehran.

Poland's Foreign Ministry in Warsaw could not immediately be reached for comment on Sunday morning. Iran has said it is planning some sort of commensurate action against Poland.

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.

On Friday Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticised Poland for hosting the meeting and wrote on Twitter: "Polish Govt can't wash the shame: while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus".

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz appeared unfazed by a backlash from Tehran, however, saying in a statement that while his country supported the EU's efforts to maintain the nuclear deal, the agreement "does not stop Iran from activities destabilising the region" and he hoped the conference would bring closer the European Union and U.S. positions.

"Reminder to host/participants of anti-Iran conference: those who attended last United States anti-Iran show are dead, disgraced or marginalized".

Relations between Tehran and Washington are highly fraught following US President Donald Trump's decision in May to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and to reimpose sanctions, including on Iran's vital oil sector.

Pompeo is expected to call for increasing pressure on Iran and push for unity among Gulf neighbors still embroiled in a bitter dispute with Qatar.

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