Wien, 6. July 2005 Press release

Foreign Ministry confirms summoning of Austrian ambassador to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

06.07.2005

Vienna, 6 July 2005 - The Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs confirms that the Austrian Ambassador to Tehran was summoned to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and asked to comment on press reports and remarks made in Austria about the future Iranian President.

The competent Austrian judicial authorities are currently examining the information made available to them by Member of the Austrian Parliament Peter Pilz.

No detailed statement can be issued until the results of this investigation are known.