TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that his ministry spares no efforts in following up on the cases of Iranian expatriates who are held “illegally” and “unjustly” outside the country at Washington’s request.
Zarif made the remarks in separate meetings with families of Iranian expatriates who have been detained in different countries. He said the detentions were some sort of hostage taking to blackmail Iran, according to Mehr.
He also voiced his gratitude to the families for their patience, reiterating the Foreign Ministry’s determination to pursue the cases through diplomatic and legal channels.
date: 11 July 2018 id: 31349 source: Tehran Times