January 6, 2010 / 10:59 AM / 10 years ago

Iran diplomat quits over protests - Norway's NRK

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

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