Tehran  - Iran has barred a Saudi diplomat allegedly involved in a deadly drink-driving accident from leaving the country, Fars news agency cited top lawmaker as saying on Sunday. The unnamed diplomat was “barred from leaving until the clarification of the (legal) status” of the case, Allaedin Boroujerdi, who heads the parliament’s influential foreign policy committee, was quoted as saying.

An Iranian citizen was killed in mid-March when the diplomat’s car reportedly hit another vehicle on a expressway in Tehran while speeding at 130 kph (80 mph).