Iran expels Saudi diplomat
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 29 /Trend, N. Umid
Saudi diplomat responsible for the deadly drunk driving accident in Tehran has been expelled from Iran, member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, Mehdi Davatgari said, YJC news agency reported.
He went on to note that the Saudi Arabian embassy to Tehran has paid blood money to victim's family.
Davatgari said that, Saudi Arabia should punish the diplomat due to his non-religious act of alcohol drinking.
On March 18, Iranian media outlets reported that an intoxicated Saudi diplomat killed an Iranian driver and injured a passer-by in a car accident in Tehran. The Saudi diplomat rammed his vehicle into the Iranian car before veering off the road, killing the Iranian driver on the spot. Four bottles of alcoholic beverage were found in the Saudi diplomat's car.
Former spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast said on March 19 that the Foreign Ministry was pursuing the matter via judicial and diplomatic channels and that Tehran had strongly protested the guilty diplomat's behavior.
Mehmanparast announced the cause of the accident as violation of Iranian laws, exceeding the speed limit and driving under the influence.