Tehran renames man Linked to Bakhtiar's Assassination as New Ambassador to France
Tehran Times
05-Oct-2011 (7 comments)

TEHRAN, Aug - The Iranian Foreign Ministry has appointed new ambassadors to France, Japan, Afghanistan, and the Philippines.

The list of the new ambassadors was released on Wednesday.

Ali Ahani has been named as the new ambassador to France. He formerly served as deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs and Iran’s ambassador to France, Italy, and Malta.
Amir Mansour Bourqeii has been appointed as the country’s new ambassador to Japan. He formerly served as deputy foreign minister for economic affairs.

Abolfazl Zohrevand has been appointed as Iran’s new ambassador to Afghanistan. He is former deputy secretary for media affairs of the Supreme National Security Council and former ambassador to Italy.
Asghar Mohammadi has also been appointed as new ambassador to the Philippines.

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Darius Kadivar

Ali Ahani: IRI's New Ambassador to France

by Darius Kadivar on

The fellow was IRI's Ambassador during Bakhtiar's Assassination:

http://www.iran-resist.org/article2088.html

Born in 1953, Ali Ahani was IRI's ambassador to France from 1988 to 1993. Bakhtiar was assassinated in a Paris Suburb Suresnes on August 7th, 1991 

 

ONCE AGAIN : Ali Ahani has been named as the new ambassador to France. He formerly served as deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs and Iran’s ambassador to France, Italy, and Malta.

 



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Darius Kadivar

True but ...

by Darius Kadivar on

But I doubt it happens often. 

 

No government does anything for others by altruism. Everyone is accountable to their own people first.

This fellow from what I heard helped ease the Judiciary in Iran on the case of Clothilde Reiss the French teacher who was arrested. So I guess the French prefer having to deal with someone they are familiar with.  

 

If Iranians in Paris demonstrate in front of the IRI embassy like I did a few years ago along with a handful of other fellow compatriots (before it became fashionable after the Green Protests):

 

Drops in an ocean by DK (December 11, 2002)

 

then I suppose the French government can say OK we have a problem here ...

 

Otherwise I don't see why they should care who officially represents the government of Iran with whom this country has maintained it's diplomatic relations at the risk of creating a diplomatic stir.

 

On the other hand if there is sufficient proof against him so as to issue an arrest and demand he be brought to an international court of justice then that would certainly help convince the French or any other nation where this fellow or others like him would be ambassadors.

But these guys have blurred their own responsibilities in the crimes thanks to many intermediaries to cover them. So I doubt anything can be done other than try to embarrass them publicly and demonstrating against them and their representatives.

 


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Any nation

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

may refuse an Ambassador or any other diplomat. It may result in an argument but I remember IRI refusing some herself.


Anonymous Observer

I actually think the French can

by Anonymous Observer on

a country can refuse to accept an ambassador.  I remember it being done before.


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Actually they can

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

ask for a different person to be sent as Ambassador. It happens sometimes. 


Darius Kadivar

They can't refuse an Ambassador who has diplomatic immunity

by Darius Kadivar on

Same thing in any country ...

Not particular to France


G. Rahmanian

And The French

by G. Rahmanian on

And the French have no qualms about giving a visa to a known terrorist!!!