Abolfazl Eslami,another Iranian Diplomat Steps Down


Iranian opposition websites and blogs are reporting that a second Iranian diplomat has resigned to protest the postelection crackdown.The diplomat, whose name is said to be Abolfazl Eslami, is reportedly the former counselor of Iran’s embassy in Tokyo.Iranian opposition websites have reported that Eslami has said in a letter that “he’s disgusted by the violence against the people” and is thus resigning.Eslami has reportedly called on other Iranian diplomats to join him in light of state repression in Iran.RFE/RL has not been able to confirm the report.Earlier this month, Mohammad Reza Heydari, former Iranian consul in Oslo, resigned from his post to protest Tehran’s crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators and to show his solidarity with the goals of the opposition Green Movement.Heydari, who is seeking political asylum in Norway, told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda that he is planning to launch a campaign, “Green embassies,” to call on Iranian diplomats to join the Green Movement. Heydari said he’s already contacted a number of diplomats inside and ...
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