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 […]

Iranian diplomat in Norway quits over protests

A diplomat at the Iranian embassy in Norway told Norwegian television on Wednesday that he had resigned in protest over a crackdown on demonstrators in Iran but the government in Tehran denied the report. “It was the Iranian authorities’ treatment of demonstrators during the Christmas week that made me realize I couldn’t continue,” public broadcaster […]