ROME – Tunis irritated by Salvini

Egged on by his supporters, right-wing leader Matteo Salvini was filmed on the outskirts of Bologna ringing at the intercom and asking an alleged Tunisian dealer, whose family name and home address was clearly audible, whether he smuggles drugs.

Osama Sghaier, the vice president of the Tunisian Parliament, described Salvini’s behaviour  as “racist and shameful”, adding that it could eventually undermine relations between the two countries.

Tunisian ambassador Moez Sinaou wrote a letter to Senate president Alberti Caselatti, in which he expressed his “consternation” when learning about the “deplorable provocation”. (Gerardo Fortuna |

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