But not to worry about the little girls that were being molested, it was just a a cultural misunderstanding: The Iranian embassy in Brazil rebutted the accusations, saying: "The accusation leveled against the Iranian diplomat is only a misunderstanding arising from differences in cultural attitudes."
An Iranian diplomat is facing child abuse allegations in Brasilia after angry parents at a local swimming pool accused him of fondling girls between the ages of 9 and 15.
The diplomat was arrested by Brazilian police at the weekend shortly after the incident but his diplomatic immunity secured his immediate release.
The diplomat who has remained unnamed by the police rejected the accusations. The swimming pool officials, however, named him Hekmatollah Ghorbani, according to a press report. It is unclear whether he has left Brazil.
The Brazilian foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, reacted to the news by describing the allegations as "unacceptable" and "very disturbing". (Guardian UK)
One comment at the WSJ is interesting:
- Sassan Darian Wrote:
How sad... after all, in Iran under the Islamic Republic, 9-year old girls can be forced off into marriage. 9 years of age without court permission and 12 without... and this is all for the hooligan and perverted Mullahs as the Iranian people don't engage in such perverted child molestation activities. It is NOT part of our culture but rather the culture of the pervert Mullahs. The same type of Mullahs who rape our young sisters before execution through "Sighes" or "temporary marriages" so that they don't "die as virgins" as "virgins go straight to heaven".
No not a cultural misunderstanding, an attack on little girls.