Carol De La Paz, a World Karate Federation instructor from Chile, left Iran with dissatisfaction after three weeks of giving technical advice.
Critics blasted Iran’s Karate Federation for inviting her to Iran and called her “a dancer” and “a singer” who seeks “to promote the pervert culture of the West.”
In an interview, De La Paz said, “I have traveled to numerous countries but had never experienced anything like this… I respected everyone in Iran… but what eventually happened was incredible and unfair… The federation held a meeting with me and expressed interest in cooperation. But the rest of the story and the material published are very offensive.”
She stressed, “The Spanish President of the World Karate Federation has announced his full support for me regarding the events in Tehran, saying that they should have never happened… I am still waiting for the explanations of the officials of Iran’s Karate Federation. They have not shown any special reaction to those who insulted me, unfairly.”