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Jan 12, 2018

FM Szijjártó calls Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose’s remarks “unacceptable”

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó summoned the Romanian ambassador and said that "threatening an ethnic minority with execution is unacceptable”

The prime minister's press chief added that Hungary’s ruling coalition would protect ethnic Hungarians in Romania, even from their own “primitive” prime minister

The Romanian prime minister was reported as saying: “My answer is the same as on any occasion … when they tried to fly their flag. If that flag ends up flapping in the wind, those responsible will also sway up there right next to it.”

The Hungarian prime minister’s press chief said in a statement that Tudose’s words “cross every line, are unprecedented in European politics and are forever etched into the soul and memory of all Hungarians," adding that an immediate apology “would be the minimum”.

According to MTI, he pledged that Hungary’s ruling coalition would protect ethnic Hungarians in Romania, even from their own “primitive” prime minister.