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Spain has withdrawn its ambassador to Argentina after the South American country’s President referred to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s wife as “corrupt”.

The country’s outspoken president refused to apologise after he made the comments at a conference held in Madrid over the weekend.

At the conference, President Javier Milei referred to Prime Minister Sanchez’s recent consideration to resign after Spanish prosecutors opened a preliminary corruption investigation against his wife. The investigation was closed quickly after it was opened.

“When you have a corrupt wife, let’s say, it gets dirty, and you take five days to think about it.”

It was announced that the envoy to Argentina “will remain definitively in Madrid. Argentina will no longer have a Spanish ambassador.”

News24 reports that there have been weeks of rising diplomatic tensions between Spain and Argentina leading up to the latest spat. One Spanish minister last month indicated that Milei took drugs.

It hasn’t been made clear exactly if the embassy in Buenos Aires will close, but the ambassador and his envoy won’t be returning to Argentina, but rather stay in Madrid with immediate effect.

Image credit: South China Morning Post

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