Diplomatic row broke out between Germany and Iran over the later closure of its airspace to hinder the passage of Chancellor Angela Merkel who was on her way to New Delhi India on a state visit. The temporal closure of air space delayed the arrival of the chancellor. German diplomats described the action of Iran as a show of disrespect for Germany. They descried that action as unacceptable. The German position was made known by the foreign minister Guido Westerwelle.
The foreign minister summoned the Iranian ambassador to Germany to express the position of the government to Iran. The foreign minister made it clear to the ambassador that such blatant breach of international convention by Iran would no longer to be tolerated by Germany.
Meanwhile the chancellor has arrived to India where she had discussions with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. She however did not comment on the inconvenience that was caused to her by the Iranian action saying that she is concerned with her visit to India.
The chancellor also had a discussion with Indian President. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there is the need to combat terrorism in the region. The talk between the two countries centered on how to improve on the Indio-German relationship. The Indian side of the talk was led by Prime Minister Singh while Chancellor Merkel led the German side.
The president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has condemned the suicide bomb attack which led to the death of a prominent police officer and two German soldiers and some other people on Sunday. Mr. Karzai expressed his anger over the incidence and prayed that such should not happen again.
The notable casualty of the suicide bomb attack was the respected police officer Mohammed Daud Daud who was also former deputy minister of interior. The Taliban was accused of being behind the attack. He described the casualties of the attack as those who are working hard for the restoration of peace in the country including the dead foreign soldiers.
The attack was roundly condemned by the international community. The international security assistance force described the attack by the Taliban as the senseless murder. The death of the police chief is seen by many as a big blow to the force which is strategizing to take over the security of the country as the foreign forces are about to handover the country internal security to them.
The late police officer was known as a big opponent to the insurgents’ attack which has started to become rampart in the northern part of the country.
Before the day he was killed he called a press conference where he announced the commencement of operation hope which was aimed at flushing out the insurgent attack in some parts of the country.