Hungarian Prime Minister Jozsef Antall has indicated that he will recall Peter Zwack, the ambassador to the United States, because of an outburst against the foreign minister, the Hungarian news agency MTI has reported.

Zwack had accused Foreign Minister Geza Jeszenszky of incompetence in a newspaper interview with the daily Magyar Hirlap and called for his resignation.Jeszensky said during a visit to Norway he was "shocked" by the interview.

The MTI report quoted Antall as responding to questions about the affair as saying: "Has there been any precedent in the history of diplomacy that an ambassador who calls on his own foreign minister to leave is then allowed to continue his activity at his post undisturbed?"