Foreign Minister Hossein Amiravdrahian said Friday in a telephone call with Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Birström that the legal status of the politicized case of Nouri and the case by the Mujahideen-e-Halk Organization (MKO) terrorist group He said attempts to disrupt the investigation seriously damaged the relationship. Between Tehran and Stockholm.
“Several issues have (negatively) impacted relations between the two countries in recent years, mostly as a result of negative moves and measures by third parties,” said a top Iranian diplomat. rice field.
The Islamic Republic “has always welcomed dialogue and cooperation with the European Union,” he said.
Nouri was arrested on arrival at Stockholm airport three years ago. Swedish authorities claim he was involved in the execution and torture of his MKO members in 1988. He vehemently denies the claim.
In July, a Swedish court sentenced Nouri to life in prison. A court found Nouri guilty of so-called war crimes and crimes against humanity, based on allegations leveled by the MKO terrorism cult, described by Iranian officials as illegal.
Prime Minister Amira Rabdrahian pointed to the deep cooperation between Iran and Sweden and called for improved mutual relations with a bright outlook for the future, Press TV reported.
Sweden’s Foreign Minister expressed regret that the Nuri case had adversely affected bilateral relations and promised to pursue it seriously.
He also called for more cooperation on the part of Iran to deal with the case of a number of Swedish nationals detained in Iran, and stressed that Stockholm is firmly committed to expanding ties with Tehran. .
During the call, Amira Labdrahian and Bilstrom exchanged views on issues of common interest and international developments.