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Iranian Diplomatic Defections


The Iranian crisis erodes the regime, as the ambassador to Norway seems to be seeking asylum

Norway’s NRK TV quotes Iranian consul Mohammed Reza Heydari as saying the treatment of protesters last month made him realise he “couldn’t continue”.

Opposition websites in Iran say he has defected and is seeking asylum.

He’s not the first dip to resign; their ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva quietly stepped down a couple of months ago. He went back to his family in Iran.


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