Angry mob confronts Iranian diplomat in New York
London: An Iranian diplomat was escorted from a New York street by police after he was surrounded and threatened by angry protesters near the UN headquarters, a media report said.
Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was walking near the UN Wednesday when he was noticed and confronted by the angry mob on Second Avenue near East 48th Street in Manhattan, police spokesman Paul Browne was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
Mehmanparast flagged down police officers, who helped him get to a safe spot.
Browne said the threats were believed to have been verbal.
The incident followed a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UN General Assembly where he said that there was a "continued threat by the uncivilised Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation".
Thousands of anti-Ahmadinejad demonstrators rallied in a plaza opposite the building housing the headquarters of the world body.
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