Updated: 02/18/2014 20:51 | By Agence France-Presse

Rome summons Indian ambassador over marines case

Rome summoned the Indian ambassador on Tuesday to express its unhappiness over a new delay in court proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.

Rome summons Indian ambassador over marines case

Italian special envoy Staffan de Mistura (right) and military attache Franco Faure leave the Supreme Court in New Delhi, on February 18, 2014 - by Sajjad Hussain

The foreign ministry "urgently summoned the ambassador... to express the distress and the deep disappointment of the Italian government," said an official statement issued hours after Rome recalled its ambassador in India over the case.

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