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Iranian Diplomat Defects over Government's "Harsh" Policies

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posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Iranian Diplomat Defects over Government's "Harsh" Policies


yle.fi

On Saturday, in an interview with Agence France Presse, Alizadeh said that he was considering seeking asylum in Finland. He claimed that he was very frightened, having received email threats. Alizadeh has a wife and three children and has worked in the Iranian foreign service for more than 20 years.
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posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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This was reported yesterday on widely in Finland. I try to keep you updated if the situation evolves in public. I have no opinion whatsoever about the news source, it is statemedia, so it should be at least somewhat credible.

Does not bode well for Finnish-Iranian relationships, thats for sure. We are already having disputes via EU because of Iran's nuclear ambitions. But then again, Nokia sells well in Iran, and Nokia has been accused of supporting the abuse of human rights in Iran. I think they sold a network there.

If you don't know about Nokia much, you should at least know that the former CEO and still has a chair in the board. You may also want to know that this very same guy has been attending to quite many Bilderberger meetings.

Former CEO of Nokia

CEO and BB

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posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 08:02 AM
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Iranian Diplomat Applies for Asylum in Finland




Hossein Alizadeh, an Iranian diplomat in Helsinki who resigned from his post last week, wants to remain in Finland. Speaking at a press conference on Monday he said that he will apply for political asylum in Finland. Before leaving his post, Alizadeh was the second-highest ranking official at the Iranian Embassy. On Saturday he announced that he had resigned in protest against the anti-democratic policies. Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said that Alizadeh’s term at the embassy had concluded already in August, and said that he wanted to stay in Finland because his children are in school here.
Source (Finnish National News)

Outside of the article above, about the reasons why he resigned and protested, was that he thought the elections in held in Iran on summer bofere the last were fraudulent. Furthermore he claims that government of Iran instucted it's diplomacies not to inform about the elections abroad. (Source, Finnish news).

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