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Opposition group: Iran diplomat defects to France

Green Wave claims nephew of reformist Karroubi seeks political asylum in Paris to protest against Tehran regime

An Iranian opposition group is claiming that an Iranian diplomat has defected from his post in Italy and is seeking political asylum in France as a protest against the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


Officials at Europe-based group Green Wave said Sunday that Ahmad Maleki - who is also a nephew of reformist Ayatollah Mehdi Karroubi - quit his post as first secretary at Iran's consulate in Milan a day earlier.


If confirmed, the defection would be at least the fourth by an Iranian diplomat in Europe since the start of 2010 as a protest against the country's Islamic regime.


Green Wave, which supports such defections, claims that active diplomats and other Iranian state officials are secretly working with the group.



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