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Iranian consular official in Finland defects

Iranian consular official in Finland defects

An Iranian opposition movement in exile says a diplomat working in Iran's embassy in Finland has left his post to join the fight against the Islamic Republic's regime.
The Europe-based Green Wave movement says in a statement from its Paris office that political counselor and former charge d'affaires Hossein Alizadeh left his post Friday at the Iranian Embassy in Finland.
Another Iranian consular official, Mohammed Reza Heydari, also left his consular post in Oslo, Norway, in January. He was granted political asylum in Norway and has joined the Green Wave, headed by Amir Hossein Jahanchahi.
Heydari also confirmed that Alizadeh "quit his job" at the embassy.