June 7th, 2012
09:26 AM ET

Bahrain envoy to France denies assaulting staff

Bahrain's ambassador to France has denied accusations of assault after the French Foreign Ministry confirmed that a formal complaint had been made against a foreign envoy.

The diplomat, Nasser Al-Belooshi "forcefully" denied allegations made by former employees, calling them "inaccurate and unfounded," according to the official Bahrain News Agency.

The ambassador "remains at the disposal of the French authorities to shed light on these false accusations," the news agency said Wednesday.

The denial came a day after French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said a prosecutor in the city of Nanterre had opened an investigation against an ambassador. Valero did not name the envoy or say what country he came from.



Filed under: Bahrain • Crime • France
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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    A man walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "I bet you fifty dollars that I can bite my right eye." The bartender says, "Yeah, right! I've never seen anyone do that!" So the man takes out his glass eye and bites it.

    The angry bartender pays the man his fifty dollars and the man walks away. He comes back half an hour later and says, "I bet you fifty dollars I can bite my left eye." Now the bartender becomes really skeptical. She says, "I just saw you walk in here - you can't be blind!" So he takes out his fake teeth and bites his left eye. The bartender pays him his money and he walks away.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Keep hands off of Bahrain, they are a trusted member of the US,Israel,Arab alliance against Iran.

    Thanks. Hope you are having a good day.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |