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Publish Date: 23:24 - 03 April 2013
TEHRAN, YJC. It was less than a month ago when the careless driving of a Saudi Arabian lead to the death of an Iranian citizen.
Mahdi Davatgari is a lawmaker and member of the National Security Council of the Majlis. During the Nowruz holiday he has been actively following the case of the accident where an Iranian lost his life to a drunk Saudi Arabian diplomat.

"In the on-scene investigations five bottles of Vodka were found in the political vehicle [the diplomat’s]. One of them was broken by the hit, one empty, and three still not opened.” Davatgari said.

The lawmaker added that a few hours after the accident the Saudi Arabian diplomat was put to alcohol test and the tests showed a 2.87 percent alcohol in his blood.

The National Security Council member added "The driver of the political vehicle is 29 years old. His name is Yaser bin Muhammad Ali Yami from the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Iran. He was graduated in Political Sciences in Saudi Arabia. He arrived in Iran last January and has been working as employee in the Consular section of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran.”

He considered the diplomat’s driving downtown before sunrise as problematic, as the embassy employees start work at 9 in the morning. "It raises some concern the fact that the above mentioned was driving at 5:46 A.m. on the East-West side of Artesh Blvd. Also the fact that 2.87 percent alcohol was found in his blood indicates that he was back from a night party.”

Davatgari added "The diplomat has been hospitalized in Tehran due to drinking before. Once his health was so bad that he was transferred to Saudi Arabia with special charter.”

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