Iranian FM heckled in Ireland

Mottaki greeted with eggs, accusations of dictatorship; 3 arrested.

June 10, 2010 08:17

311_Mottaki. (photo credit: Associated Press)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

DUBLIN — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki narrowly avoided being pelted with eggs during a Dublin appearance overshadowed by angry clashes with several Iranian dissidents late Wednesday.

Iran: Sanctions are trash

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Mottaki's security guards roughed up two protesters who interrupted his appearance at Dublin's Institute of International and European Affairs. Both men — who shouted that Mottaki represented terrorism and dictatorship — were kicked and pushed downstairs but not seriously injured.

Outside, several protesters hurled eggs and kicked at Mottaki's car as he departed. Guards shielded the Iranian foreign minister with an umbrella. Irish police arrested three protesters.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, Mottaki denounced the UN Security Council vote to impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Last week, Mottaki was humiliated at the European Parliament as MEPs greeted him with photos of slain Iranian protester Neda Agha-Soltan before and after her death.

Related Content

Bushehr nuclear Iranian
August 5, 2014
Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations