Iraqi diplomat's sons investigated in Portugal over assault

August 23, 2016 9:42 AM

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LISBON, Portugal – Portugal's foreign minister says the alleged beating of a 15-year-old Portuguese boy by the teenage sons of Iraq's ambassador to Lisbon is "extremely serious."

Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva says Portugal may ask for the diplomatic immunity of the diplomat's 17-year-old twin sons to be lifted if prosecutors decide to bring charges.

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