Kuwait diplomat beaten in Iran to be flown home

June 20, 2007 12:17


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A Kuwaiti diplomat who was beaten as he left his country's embassy in Teheran will be flown home for treatment Wednesday, and the Kuwaiti government is awaiting results of an Iranian investigation into the incident, a Kuwaiti official said. Mohammed al-Zobi, the second secretary at the Kuwaiti Embassy in the Iranian capital, was attacked on Tuesday by "six people who beat him severely," said the official. Al-Zobi's condition was not serious, he said, declining to elaborate. The emir, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, ordered the repatriation of the diplomat, on a state plane. The official said he had no information on who was behind the attack, which was described by Kuwait's Foreign Ministry as "blatant and unjustified."

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