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Most recent diplomat to join opposition

Another diplomat defects

Another Iranian diplomat has defected to the West, this time from Italy. Ahmad Maleki said he was fed up with the Islamic Republic’s “barbaric actions against the Iranian nation.”

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Diplomat who defected from Islamic Republic speaks out

A leader of exiled Iranian former diplomats has made it to the United States and is speaking out against the regime. Abolfazl Eslami, a senior foreign service officer at