OSLO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - An official at the Iranian embassy in Oslo told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday that he has resigned over a crackdown on anti-government demonstrators in Iran.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran denied the report.
“It was the Iranian authorities treatment of demonstrators during the Christmas week that made me realise I couldn’t continue,” NRK quoted Mohammed Reza Heydari as saying.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told Reuters: “The report is baseless. A diplomat returns to the country when his mission is finished in another country.”
Reporting by Oslo newsroom