The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador to Tehran Bernd Erbel to strongly protest against the police confrontation with an Iranian diplomat in Frankfurt, Press TV reported.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi said that one of the Iranian consular members in Frankfurt was attacked by an African woman on Monday while he was returning home from work, IRNA reported on Wednesday.
"Instead of confronting the assailant individual, the German police unfortunately displayed a violent behavior toward our country's diplomat..." he said.
"Following the occurrence, the German ambassador to Tehran was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and he received the strong protest of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the German police behavior toward the diplomat]," Qashqavi added.
The Iranian government has also demanded German officials to launch an immediate investigation and explain the police misbehavior.
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Berlin and its consulate in Frankfurt have also sent letters to German officials, made contacts and held talks with them to voice Tehran's protest in this regard.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry further condemned the move as part of an anti-Iran plot, aimed to undermine Tehran diplomatic image.
In April of 2012, un-named Iranian diplomat in Brazil was accused of child molestation. The diplomat was was accused of inappropriately touching girls between 9 and 15 years old at a pool in a private club in Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports.
Edited by: S. Isayev