'Iran envoy in Oslo quits over Teheran violence'

Iran envoy in Oslo quit

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iran protest london 248 88 ap
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The Iranian consul in Oslo resigned from his post to protest the government-sponsored violence against opposition protesters in Teheran last week, according to a report in The Norway Post Wednesday. The report cited an interview that the consul gave to a public radio station in which he confirmed his resignation. He has held the position for three years. "It was the Iranian authorities' treatment of demonstrators around Christmas which made me realize that my conscience would not allow me to continue in my job," he was quoted as saying. The Norway Post went on to quote Rahman Saki, who heads the Norwegian-Iranian support committee voicing concern about the Iranian officials safety if he were to return to his home country. His family may also be at risk, Saki added. Neither The Jerusalem Post nor The Norway Post could confirm the report.