A spokesman for Dutch intelligence confirmed two Iranian civilians were expelled from Holland in a statement.
He said: “We can confirm that the Netherlands has expelled two persons accredited to the Iranian embassy.
The news follows a threat by Iran to cut off oil reserves to the rest of the world in the wake of conflict with the US.
Donald Trump recently warned of punishments for companies that purchase oil from Iran, which triggered a retaliation from President Hassan Rouhani who threatened to halt exports of oil to neighbouring countries.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, an elite branch of the military, said yesterday he is prepared to follow presidential orders to halt Iranian oil exports.
Major-General Qassem Soleimani said in a letter published on Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA): “I kiss Rouhani’s hand for expressing such wise and timely comments, and I am at your service to implement any policy that serves the Islamic Republic.”