Daily Mail – An Iranian diplomat was escorted from a Manhattan street by New York police after he was surrounded and threatened by an angry mob of protesters near the United Nations. Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was walking near the United Nations yesterday when he was noticed and confronted by the angry mob on Second Avenue near East 48th Street, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. The scuffle was captured on video, in which Mehmanparast was called a murderer before chants of ‘terrorist’ and ‘Yeah, you scared s**t run away and go stand next to the police’. The mob also shout: ‘Get lost and go back into your hotel… What are you doing in New York you sick criminal?’ Ramin Mehmanparast flagged down police officers, who helped him get to a safe spot. Browne said the threats were believed to have been verbal. The incident followed a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the U.N. General Assembly.