Biography of Green Embassy Campaign

Mr. Mohammad Reza Heydari                                                                           
He is a former Iranian consul in Oslo who resigned his post in January 2010 in acting against his own country's Government. He resigned due to the Iranian government's violent crackdown on protesters in the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests .Mohammed Reza Heydari is also the first Iranian diplomat  to resign in protest against the regimes violence against the people                           
Career and Education
He is bachelor of International Politics from Institute for Political & International Studies,Tehran (IPIS) and served the Iranian diplomatic service for 20 years. He had 5-year Mission’s in Georgia, Germany and from 2007 to 2010 in  Oslo.
His previous posts included:
Senior Expert at the Bureau of the Main Consular Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Iranian Consul in Georgia; Senior Expert at the National Organization for Civil Registration;
Iranian Consul in Frankfurt, Germany; Senior Expert at the Passport and Visa Office
bureaus of Tehran’s international airports; Iranian Consul in Oslo, Norway.
Heydari quit on 7 January 2010 saying that his act is in opposition to Iran's latest internal issues. He tried to convince other Iranian diplomats to join him in resigning their posts but remained alone as reported. Iran's Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki his resignation but said that the government had not accepted it.In January 2010 after his resignation, he requested political asylum in Norway, where he and his family were living. On February 17, 2010, Norwegian immigration authorities granted Heydari and his family asylum. In his interviews, Mr. Heydari mentioned that he has been a supporter of Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Iran’s Green Movement. Demonstrators inIran refer to Mr. Heydari in their slogans as Iran’s ‘Green Ambassador’.

 ‘Green Embassy Campaign’
After his resignation, Mr. Heydari founded the ‘Green Embassy Campaign’ and persuaded the other Iranian diplomats and the members of staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran to join this campaign and instead of being representatives of a ‘coup d'etat government’ as he calls it, become, in his opinion, the ambassadors of their right-seeking nation.
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