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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iran’s Cabinet has agreed to a proposed 22-point agreement by the Judiciary under which Iran and Belgium will exchange convicts.
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.
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.
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.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has said Tehran welcomes efforts to strengthen and expand ties with Belgium.
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.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has categorically denounced a Belgian court’s ruling against Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi.
Belgian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès had a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has reached a final agreement with Belgian manager Marc Wilmots, and signed a contract with him as the new head of Iran’s National Football Team until the end of FIFA World Cup 2022.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Iranian diplomat, who was detained in Germany on the false charge of plotting an attack on an MKO rally in Paris, enjoys full diplomatic immunity.
Iran says Germany’s ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to the foreign ministry over a German court’s verdict on extradition of an Iranian diplomat to Belgium.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the European Union to take practical measures to preserve the Iran nuclear deal following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says enemies are hatching plots to break up bilateral relations between Iran and European countries.
The two Iranians recently apprehended in Belgium for allegedly plotting to bomb the MKO’s gathering in Paris are notorious members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization.
Tehran has summoned the French and Belgian ambassadors as well as the German chargé d'affaires and expressed its strong protest over the arrest of an Iranian diplomat in Germany.
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