Amsterdam - New US ambassador to the Netherland, Timothy Broas, criticized anti-Moroccans remarks made by Dutch far right politician, Geert Wilders.
Amsterdam – New US ambassador to the Netherland, Timothy Broas, criticized anti-Moroccans remarks made by Dutch far right politician, Geert Wilders.
“This kind of remarks contradicts the shared values between the Netherland and the USA,” the US diplomat told reporters, adding “It is not my business to say who can and who can’t move to the Netherlands but it is my job to promote the shared values between the Netherlands and the US.”
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders faced an unprecedented storm of protest after he told supporters he would ensure there were “fewer Moroccans” in the country.
He was criticized by government members and politicians, including from his own party who distanced themselves from these remarks and the Dutch prime minister who said, during a meeting with Moroccan foreign minister, the remarks are “ignoramus”, and expressed regrets.
Several MPs from Wilders’ Populist Party resigned to protest the statement.