Release of the Remaining Iranian Consular Officials

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Foreign Ministry spokesman has called for the release of remaining Iranian consular officials and prisoners held by US forces in Iraq.

"The diplomats should have been released sooner. The US arbitrary measure of arresting these officials violated international regulations and Iraq's national sovereignty," he said.

He added that the US officials admitted they have found no evidence of Iran or the diplomats causing insecurity in Iraq, stressing, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has previously stressed the issue."