Sweden ordered the expulsion of an Iraqi diplomat Thursday and said more expulsions could follow if Iraq refused to hand over an automatic weapon allegedly fired from the embassy Sunday.
Swedish Cabinet Secretary Pierre Schori said he had given charge d'affaires Mohammed Said al-Hani until Friday to deliver the weapon Swedish police say was fired when a group of Kurds tried to storm the building."If this demand is not met, there could be more expulsions," Schori, who is deputy to Foreign Minister Sten Andersson, told a news conference.
Schori said Hani had identified attache Fadhil S. Hassan as the only diplomat present when Kurds protesting against Baghdad's suppression of a Kurdish uprising attacked the embassy early on Sunday.
Hassan has been declared persona non grata and ordered to leave Sweden by Saturday.