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Iranian diplomat leaves Brazil amid sexual abuse of minors allegations

From Marilia Brocchetto, CNN
April 25, 2012

(CNN) -- Iran has recalled a diplomat from Brazil amid allegations he sexually abused children at a swimming pool, state media in Brazil reported.

The case will be "seriously considered," Ramin Mehmanparast, a spokesman for the Iranian foreign affairs ministry, said Tuesday, according to Agencia Brasil.

The 51-year-old diplomat allegedly fondled the genitals of boys and girls -- ages 9 to 14 -- on April 14 at Neighborhood Social Club No. 1 in the capital, Brasilia, the news agency said.

It was not immediately known in what capacity the man worked at the Iranian embassy in Brazil.

As the children reported the alleged sexual assaults that took place during a birthday party, angry parents confronted the diplomat, with at least one parent assaulting him, CNN affiliate G1 reported.

"When the staff discovered it was a case of pedophilia they wanted to kill him," the father of a 14-year-old girl said, according to G1. "If the club had not deployed those security guards, today you would be interviewing me to speak of a murder or lynching."

The alleged events were reported to a local military police station, which responded to the scene, a statement from the social club said.

The diplomat had been a member of the club for about a year at the time of the alleged assaults. His membership has since been suspended, the social club said.

Iran's promise to investigate the allegations is a change in position after initially calling the incident a "misunderstanding arising from differences in cultural behavior" and a result of media bias, a statement from the Iranian embassy in Brazil said.

At the time, Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota pressed Iran for additional information.

"We would like a clarification from the embassy regarding the very worrying accusations," Patriota said, according to Agencia Brasil. "We hope to get to the bottom of the facts and from there decide what measure to take."

Iran and Brazil have enjoyed largely amicable relations for more than a century.

Iran also has worked to strengthen ties with Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Cuba. It has opened six embassies in the region since 2005.




http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/25/world/americas/brazil-iran-diplomat/index.html?hpt=imi_c2


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  • Pathetic, was probobly at the wading pool loking for a wife

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  • what and they let the cunt leave....... I expected more from Brazil, he should have been dragged through the streets and burned at the stake, then they should have kicked every other fucking Iranian diplomat out and bulldozed the fucking embassy...........declared war on Iran and invaded the fucking joint, asked all of north america for back up and ended the in-bread bastards............im just fed up with them just thinking they can do what they want, and it usually involves guns, rape, suppres More..

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  • Now let that be a lesson to you foreigners wanting to travel to Brazil to abuse their children. They have their standards there. Only Brazilians can abuse Brazilians!

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  • Making his ancestors proud..

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  • Almost certainly guilty.

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  • Probably set up by the WEst....an easy way to turn relations sour with South America

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  • What do you expect from a religion that says it's okay to have sex with children.

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    • @wargypzy I guess you have NEVER read the Koran?

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    • @wargypzy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuEw23erAk8

      http://www.faithfreedom.org/op-ed/saudi-arabia-and-why-child-marriage-is-allowed/


      Just sayin' man, that's all.

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  • It's normal in Muslims cultures. :D

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  • "Iran's promise to investigate the allegations is a change in position after initially calling the incident a "misunderstanding arising from differences in cultural behavior"

    It's not acceptable to fuck children and animals you filthy raggy twats ... evolve for fuck sake!

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  • They recalled him to congratulate him and give him a medal. That's the way they roll

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  • @ Aydeo

    Did you post this piece about Israeli Nachlaot Pedophiles? It's pretty significant.

    If you didn't will you?

    http://www.amotherinisrael.com/knesset-nachlaot-pedophile/

    "More than 100 small children underwent severe physical and sexual abuse by about 30 adult suspects, and all in a small and closed neighborhood. About half of the suspects were arrested, but most continue to live and operate in the neighborhood without interference."

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