17 January 2010

More diplomats may quit in protest

- says former Iranian consul general in Oslo to Reuters

By Aasa Christine Stoltz and Kurt Pedersen

OSLO (Reuters) - A former Iranian diplomat to Norway, who announced his resignation earlier this month in protest against Tehran's crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators, said on Friday he expects other diplomats to follow his example.

"I am 100 percent certain that there will be more (diplomats) doing what I have done," Iranian consul Mohammed Reza Heydari told Reuters in an interview.

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VoA interview with Heidari (farsi only)

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