In a phone call Friday between Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdulahian and a Swedish diplomat, the former warned the latter of the implications for bilateral relations from the illegal detention of Iranian nationals in Sweden.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdulahian held a phone call with Sweden’s Foreign Minister on Friday during which he urged the immediate release of Hamid Nouri, an Iranian national imprisoned in Sweden on charges of Warned of the consequences of detention. About bilateral relations.
Amir-Abdollahian told Sweden’s Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom that the Nouri politicized case and efforts by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group to obstruct legal investigations into the case were linked to Iran and said it seriously damaged their relationship. Sweden.
“In recent years, some problems [negatively] Iran’s top diplomat has affected relations between the two countries largely as a result of negative moves and third-party measures.
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In his remarks, Amir Abdulahian added that Iran has always welcomed dialogue and cooperation with the European Union.
Mr Billstrom expressed regret that Mr Nouri’s case had adversely affected relations between the two countries and promised to pursue it seriously.
He also called for Iran’s cooperation in addressing the case of some of the Swedish nationals detained in Iran, stressing that his country is firmly committed to expanding ties with Tehran. .
During the phone conversation, Amir Abdulrahian and Birstrom exchanged views on common interests and international developments.
It is worth noting that in May Kazem Garibabadi, secretary general of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights, described the Swedish trial of former Iranian government official Hamid Nouri as “illegal and unfair.”
Garibabadi noted that “Nouri was arrested on the basis of false accusations and his family was not informed of the arrest, so his detention is considered an enforced disappearance.” Iranian news agency.
An Iranian diplomat stressed that the flagrant action against Nouri violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, stating that “Sweden’s failure to inform the Iranian embassy and Nouri’s family of his whereabouts It is another example of inhumane measures,” he added.
He also stressed that the Swedish government should be held accountable for medical negligence, torture and Nouri’s lengthy solitary confinement.