Foreign Affairs Ministry insists Diplomatic Passport issued to arrested Iranian revoked in September 2016
On the heels of the arrest of Iranian National Ali Reza Monfared, on allegations of his involvement in a corruption scandal, and following public outcries about the matter, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs released an official statement to the effect that Monfared’s Dominica Diplomatic Passport had been revoked.
According to the statement, Monfared indeed been issued a Dominica Diplomatic Passport, for his assistance in promoting Dominica, and for sourcing investment opportunities from Middle Eastern countries. The statement says that passport was revoked on 20th January 2016, as information surfaced that he may be a person of interest to Foreign Governments.
The Ministry’s statement went on to insist that all procedures were followed, before Monfared was granted citizenship, and a Dominica Diplomatic Passport.
Meanwhile, the Ministry says it has utilized a consultant to review its policies, and advise on appropriate policies to be adopted by cabinet, for future issuance of Diplomatic Passports and Citizenships.
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