Rest of Iranian Diplomats to Be Released Soon

A001211617.jpgTehran quoted head of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC) Abdel Aziz Hakim as saying that three of its diplomats still kept in US captivity will be released in the near future. Last Friday the US released two of the five Iranian mission staffers who had been kidnapped during a raid by the US troops on Iran’s consulate general in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil last January.

“We know that the respectable Iraqi officials have launched extensive follow-ups to the case to set all of our dear ones free,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini told FNA here on Monday, quoting Hakim as saying that the other three diplomats remaining in US custody would be released soon.

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