Diplomatic defections hurt regime’s image abroad, mullahs’ official warns

A string of defections by the Iranian regime’s diplomats in Europe has “pleased the enemies and given an image of instability in the Islamic Republic abroad,” according to a senior member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis or Parliament.

On Sunday, the state-run news website Jahan News also quoted Ali Motahari as asking the foreign ministry to pay more careful attention when appointing and sending diplomats abroad in order to reduce possibilities of defections.


“Coverage of such reports abroad gives a negative impression about the Islamic Republic,” Motahari was quoted as saying.

Recently, a number of the regime’s diplomats have defected and sought asylum in European countries.

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