Brazil says it will seek an explanation from Iran after an Iranian diplomat was accused of molesting underage girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
The Iranian official was questioned by police following complaints from parents but released after invoking diplomatic immunity.
Iran’s embassy denied the allegations, and said they were the result of a “cultural misunderstanding”.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota called them “very worrying”.
The un-named Iranian diplomat was accused of inappropriately touching girls between 9 and 15 years old at a pool in a private club last weekend, Brazilian media reported.