Iran's diplomat accused of child molestation called back from Brazil
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 24 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iranian diplomat in Brazil accused of child molestation was called back to Tehran, Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry's spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said this morning at a press conference in Tehran, Press TV reported live.
The Spokesman was commenting on an incident that happened recently in Brazil.
The un-named Iranian diplomat was accused of inappropriately touching girls between 9 and 15 years old at a pool in a private club in Brazil, Brazilian media reported.
The Iranian official was questioned by police following complaints from parents but released after invoking diplomatic immunity.
Mehmanparast noted that there were disciplinary violations, which will be dealt with upon diplomat's return to Tehran.
The Iranian embassy said the allegations were the result of "a misunderstanding resulting from differences in cultural behaviour".
Brazil said it will seek an explanation from Iran after an Iranian diplomat was accused. Iran in turn, accused the Brazilian media of deliberately sensationalising the incident.