US Ambassador to The Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the US embassy, in The Hague, on January 10, 2018 after presenting his diplomatic credentials to The Netherlands' King. (AFP / JOHN THYS)
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U.S. President Donald Trump's new ambassador to the Netherlands, who two years ago said Muslim migrants had sown chaos in the country, cut short questions seeking clarification of those remarks in his first meeting with its media Wednesday.Hoekstra last month denied making the comments, telling a reporter with current affairs programme Nieuwsuur they were "an incorrect statement ... fake news".Dutch-U.S. political and military ties go back four centuries and American officials rarely face hostility from Dutch media.Hoekstra served as a Congressman from 1993 to 2011 .
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