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Saudi Arabia ‘Recalls’ Its Ambassador From Budapest

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posted on Feb, 20 2005 @ 04:26 PM
BUDAPEST, 20 February 2005 — Saudi Arabia has ordered its ambassador in Budapest back to Riyadh for consultations to protest an off the cuff remark in which Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany referred to Saudi footballers as Arab terrorists.

Gyurcsany’s comment was made earlier this month when he hailed Hungary’s football team for having “fought with death-defying courage” against “Arab terrorists” in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia on Feb.2 .

“We received official notice this week that the Saudi Arabian ambassador in Budapest was called back by his government for consultations,” Hungarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Viktor Polgar told AFP.

“The prime minister has apologized publicly and also in a letter delivered to the Saudi government by our ambassador in Riyadh,” Gyurcsany’s spokeswoman Boglar Laszlo said.


if he is a muslim,
he must be a terrorists!
a really "diplomatic" move by hungarian pm.

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