Dublin: Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki narrowly avoided being pelted with eggs during a Dublin appearance overshadowed by angry clashes with several Iranian dissidents.
Mottaki`s security guards roughed up two protesters who interrupted his appearance yesterday at Dublin`s Institute of International and European Affairs. Both men - who shouted that Mottaki represented terrorism and dictatorship – were kicked and pushed downstairs but not seriously injured.
Outside, several protesters hurled eggs and kicked at Mottaki`s car as he departed. Guards shielded Mottaki with an umbrella. Irish police arrested three protesters.
Mottaki has denounced UNSC vote to impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.