After the release of an Australian scholar of Islam, Iran agreed to further exchange of prisoners with other states. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Friday after a report by the Iranian news agency Insa: “An exchange of prisoners is an internationally legitimate and recognized process that is also in line with our national interests.”
Araghchi left open whether his country wants to release prisoners who have both foreign and Iranian citizenship. Several Iranians with two passports have been detained for years. Most are also accused of espionage. The German-Iranian Nahid T. was arrested in Tehran last month. What the 66-year-old architect from Cologne is accused of is still unclear. Iran does not recognize dual citizenships. The decisive factor – also in legal matters – is the father’s nationality.
Quelle: What / Dpa
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