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Iranian diplomats prove they're indispensible


Fergus Hanson


2 July 2008 13:35

As officers at the Australian department of foreign affairs know, these days it can be tough keeping a hold of your overseas diplomatic post. Iranian diplomats seem to be feeling the pressure too, with the Iranian Ambassador in Rome recently revealing his slightly unorthodox approach to keeping his spot abroad.

Ambassador Abolfazl Zohrehvand proved he was indispensible when he discovered the x-ray machine in the place President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was to stay in Rome was giving off excessive radiation. The skilfully foiled 'x-ray radiation plot', as the incident has been dubbed, comes on the back of the foiled assassination of the Iranian President during his trip to Iraq, suggesting an emerging cottage industry around foiling Presidential assassination plots. Good news for Iranian Ambassadors keen to score points with Tehran.