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Senior Iranian envoy quits in disgust over regime’s brutal ways
Times Online UK ^ | January 16, 2010

Posted on 01/16/2010 5:26:24 AM PST by nuconvert

A veteran Iranian diplomat based in Norway has resigned his post, denounced his government and urged colleagues around the world to do the same after the regime’s brutal suppression of huge opposition demonstrations last month.

Mohammed-Reza Heydari, Iran’s consul in Oslo, is the first Iranian diplomat to publicly quit and condemn the regime. He revealed that it sought to lure him back to Tehran after rumours of his defection surfaced last week. At the time, the Iranian Foreign Ministry insisted that the rumours were baseless.

In an interview with the Norwegian television channel NRK, Mr Heydari said that he decided to resign after Iranian security forces killed a dozen demonstrators on December 27.

“I hope my friends and colleagues in other parts of the world who see and hear me now and know me will move in the same direction as their people. I hope they will manage to sacrifice some personal interests and rather think of what is in the interest of their people and their nation,” he said

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diplomat; greenmovement; heydari; iran; iraniandiplomats; iranprotest; norway; regime

1 posted on 01/16/2010 5:26:25 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: jhpigott; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

*ping* - London Times


2 posted on 01/16/2010 5:45:44 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: FARS; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Mohammed-Reza Heydari, Iran's consul in Oslo, is the first Iranian diplomat to publicly quit and condemn the regime. He revealed that it sought to lure him back to Tehran after rumours of his defection surfaced last week. At the time, the Iranian Foreign Ministry insisted that the rumours were baseless.
more about it.
3 posted on 01/16/2010 6:11:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: nuconvert
Hoping this is the beginning of an avalanche....
4 posted on 01/16/2010 6:35:51 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Bigg Red

All it takes is one person to get these things started.


5 posted on 01/16/2010 9:51:58 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru; All

This story was posted on January 5th and js “old news” though better to see it twice than never.Nuconvert makes sure nothing slips into the cracks and is missed.

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/01/rats-leaving-sinking-ship.html


6 posted on 01/16/2010 5:46:30 PM PST by FARS (Be well, be happy and THRIVE! Happy New Year.)
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To: All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

VIDEO Farsi language interview with Islamic Iran Consul Heydari in NOrway about his resignation.

For sharing with Persian speakers you know.

http://farsiposts.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-post_7256.html


7 posted on 01/16/2010 10:02:19 PM PST by FARS ( Be well, be happy and THRIVE)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 01/16/2010 10:11:28 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: LibreOuMort

ping


9 posted on 01/16/2010 10:39:56 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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