Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Iran-Belgium Relations

Belgium thanks Iran for release of European nationals

The Belgian foreign minister has thanked Iran for helping to resolve the issue of European prisoners in Iranian jails.

Iran confirms freedom of diplomat from Belguime jail

The spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Assadollah Assadi, the Iranian diplomat who was arrested in Europe on terrorism charges, has been set free following "five years of suffering in captivity."

Oman announces prisoner swap between Iran, Belgium

Iran and Belgium have sent prisoners to the Omani capital of Muscat to carry out an exchange, Oman's foreign ministry confirmed on Friday.

Belgium denies agreement reached to free jailed Iranian diplomat

Belgium has denied reports of a prisoner swap agreement with Iran that would see the release of an Iranian diplomat serving a 20-year jail sentence in the European country.

Tehran says Iranian diplomat jailed in Belgium to be freed soon

Spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary Massoud Setayeshi has stated that an Iranian diplomat who has been imprisoned in Belgium will soon be released in a prisoner swap. It comes after the two sides finalized a swap deal over a Belgian spy.

Iranian FM says cooperation with world foreign policy priority

The Iranian foreign minister has highlighted Iran’s foreign policy priority of cooperation with the world, condemning a repetitious move by the European Union and Britain to impose sanctions on Iran.

Belgian court upholds prisoner exchange treaty with Iran

Belgium's Constitutional Court has turned down a request for the annulment of a treaty with Iran, which authorizes the exchange of prisoners between the two countries.

Iran court sentences Belgian citizen to 40 years in jail for spying, money laundering

Tehran’s Islamic Revolution Court sentences a Belgian national to 40 years in jail and 74 lashes after he was convicted of four offenses, including espionage and collusion with the United States.

Belgian court suspends Iran prisoners treaty

Belgium’s highest court has suspended a treaty on prisoner exchanges with Iran leaving it to the Constitutional Court on whether to finally cancel the agreement. The implementation of the treaty would mean the release of an Iranian diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, from Belgium prision.

Belgian court gives green light to extradition of jailed Iranian diplomat

A court in Belgium has authorized the government to extradite Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who has been jailed in the European country in violation of international law on diplomatic immunity, to the Islamic Republic.

Iran summons Swedish charge d’affaires over embassy attack

The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned the Swedish charge d’affaires in Tehran following the attack on the embassy of the Islamic Republic in Stockholm on Friday.

Iranian parliament commission passes prisoner swap deal with Belgium

A spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission says the body passed the bill embodying a treaty for the transfer of convicts between Iran and Belgium.

Iranian Cabinet approves agreement to exchange convicts with Belgium 

Iran’s Cabinet has agreed to a proposed 22-point agreement by the Judiciary under which Iran and Belgium will exchange convicts.

Belgian court suspends extradition of Iranian diplomat

An appeals court in the Belgian capital, Brussels, has issued a ruling, suspending the extradition of Iranian diplomat Asadollah Assadi, who has been apprehended in contravention of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Belgium parliament OKs prisoner swap treaty with Iran

The Belgian parliament approves a treaty with Iran that would allow prisoner exchanges between the two countries, in a move that could possibly set the stage for the release of an Iranian diplomat unlawfully imprisoned in the European country on fabricated claims.

Iran judiciary asks UN to hold Germany, Belgium accountable for diplomat’s ‘illegal’ trial

A high-ranking Iranian judiciary official has once again denounced Belgium and Germany for the “illegal” arrest and trial of an Iranian diplomat, asking the United Nations to seek answers from both European countries over the case.

Iran’s president: Tehran welcomes efforts to boost ties with Belgium

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said Tehran welcomes efforts to strengthen and expand ties with Belgium.

Tehran urges Belgium to release Iranian diplomat

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh urged the immediate release of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi who has been imprisoned in Belgium.

Iran Summons Belgian Envoy over Court Ruling against Its Diplomat

Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the Belgian ambassador to Tehran to express the Islamic Republic's strong protest at an "illegal" verdict issued by the Antwerp Law Courts against Iranian diplomat Asadollah Assadi.

Iran Strongly Condemns Belgian Court’s Jail Term against Its Diplomat

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has categorically denounced a Belgian court’s ruling against Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi.

Belgian Foreign Minister Condemns Fakhrizadeh Assassination

Belgian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès had a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday.

Iran Denies Allegations against Its Diplomat Arrested in Belgium

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has rejected the allegation that the Iranian diplomat arrested in Belgium has threatened Belgian officials with retaliation, describing the claim, raised by Reuters and some other European media, as shallow fabrication.

Rouhani Meets New Iranian Ambassadors to 13 Countries

Iran’s new ambassadors to Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belarus, Armenia, Serbia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Mauritania and Croatia met with President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday before starting their missions.

Iran, Belgium Discuss Crises in Yemen, Syria

Director General for Multilateral Affairs and Globalisation at Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs Axel Kenes has met with Ali-Asghar Khaji, a Senior Assistant to Iran's Foreign Minister in Special Political Affairs and Iran's senior negotiator in Yemen and Syria talks.

Iran Slams UN for Ignoring US Violations of Resolution 2231

A senior Iranian diplomat says the UN Secretariat’s reports on the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 ignore the United States’ repeated violations of the 2015 nuclear deal and the Resolution.

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