Iran Receives Indications of Release of 5 Diplomats

We have recently received some signs indicating the release of the five Iranian diplomats, Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here on Sunday. The five diplomats were kidnapped during a raid by the US troops on Iran’s consulate general in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil months ago.

“We take the United States responsible for the abduction of our diplomats and we take the Iraqi government responsible for their release,” Mottaki stressed.

Asked about a meeting between Iran’s envoy to the United Nations Javad Zarif and some US Senators Saturday night, Mottaki said the meeting did not serve any specific purpose, but meantime added, “But certain individuals from outside the US administration have already had meetings with Zarif, where the two sides have mainly discussed the situation in Iraq and the security conditions in that country.”

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