Iran’s consul in Oslo quit his job, refuses to return home


Iran’s consul general in Oslo confirmed Thursday he quit his job in protest against Tehran’s violent repression of opposition demonstrators and said he would not return to Iran for fear of repercussions.

“If I go back I don’t know what will happen,” Mohammed Reza Heydari told AFP in a telephone interview.

“For me, it’s not possible. My friends have told me that I will have problems if I go back,” he said, adding that Iranian authorities had asked him, via the embassy, to return to Tehran.

“I sent my resignation to the charge d’affaires. I told him that it was impossible for me to continue. I did it for the people, I did it for (Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein) Mousavi,” he said. AFP