French Police Clash with Iranian Ambassador

By Atefeh Eghbal : eyewitness

Today like every year on January 31, the Islamic Republic’s Embassy in France held a banquet commemorating the day that Khomeini left France for Iran from Neuphle-le- Chateau. On the street, in front of the meeting place, Iranian protesters held signs and chanted slogans such as, “Death to the dictator,” and “Free the political prisoners.”

When the bus of the ambassador arrived the protesters increased their chanting. The French police had taken positions amongst the protesters to avoid any incidents. The Ambassador, Mehdi Amir Abu Taleb, had acquired the Paris post in September of last year. Angered by the slogans, he attacked one of the protesters as though he were on Iranian soil where you can meet peaceful protesters with violence.

The police interfered and the angry Ambassador punched the police officer trying to restrain him in the chest. That act was enough to bring down the wrath of the police who beat his “Excellency” and were about to handcuff him when the personnel of the Embassy interceded and informed the police that it was the Ambassador that they were holding and that he enjoyed diplomatic immunity.


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