George Soros

Hungary upset over Dutch criticism, recalls ambassador

Hungary is recalling its ambassador to the Netherlands and suspending high-level diplomatic ties in response to critical remarks by the Dutch ambassador about Hungary, the Hungarian foreign minister said Friday.

Peter Szijjarto said that Hungary's decision was "one of the most radical steps in diplomacy" and that it would ask the Dutch foreign ministry for its position on the statements of Ambassador Gajus Scheltema, published Thursday in Hungary by the 168 Ora magazine.

"We won't settle for an explanation behind closed doors," Szijjarto said, adding that Scheltema, who was already scheduled to leave Hungary soon, was no longer welcome at any Hungarian...

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