Monday, December 23, 2013

Abducted Iranian Diplomat Is Alive - Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry said today the Iranian diplomat abducted in Yemen has not been killed.

“According to the existing information, Mr. Nikbakht (who was abducted in Yemen last July) is in good health, and Tehran and Sana’a are actively cooperating to secure his release,” Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Monday. (Mehr News Agency, 24 December)

The Iranian diplomat, Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht, was travelling through southern Sana’a in July when unknown armed men blocked the road, forced him to get out of his vehicle and took him to an unknown location.

File photo: Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran. (IRNA)

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