Agence France-PresseFebruary 22, 2013 10:45
An Iranian diplomat in Oslo has defected and is now seeking asylum in Norway, his lawyer said on Friday.
"He doesn't want to comment in public on his reasons for doing this," Joergen Loevdal said.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, was posted to Norway in 2009 and had been working at the Iranian embassy in Oslo, but defected in December, Loevdal said.
"Unfortunately we do not have any comment on this matter," a spokesman for the Iranian embassy in Oslo said when contacted by AFP.