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Five Spies Arrested at Iranian Gov't Bodies: Judiciary

Five Spies Arrested at Iranian Gov’t Bodies: Judiciary

Five spies have been apprehended at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence and Logistics of the Armed Forces and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
Two Swedish Nationals Arrested in Iran on Drug Smuggling Charges

Two Swedish Nationals Arrested in Iran on Drug Smuggling Charges

Iran's Judiciary spokesman says two Swedish nationals have been apprehended in Iran on drug smuggling charges.
Iran Congratulates Tajikistan on National Day

Iranian Convict Swapped for Tajik Felon in Dushanbe

Iran has swapped a Tajik convict for an Iranian one in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, in a rare exchange.
Iran Urges Romania to Clarify Cause of Fugitive Judge’s Death

Iran Urges Romania to Clarify Cause of Fugitive Judge’s Death

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has confirmed the reports on the death of Iranian judge Gholam-Reza Mansouri in Romania, urging Bucharest to provide an official report on the incident.
Iran Vows to Respond If US Makes Any New Strategic Mistake

Iran Urges US to End ‘Shameful Hostage-Taking’

The Iranian government spokesman has described as a good breakthrough the return home of a number of Iranian scientists incarcerated in the United States under “unreal pretexts,” urging the US to release other Iranian inmates as well.
Iran Condemns US Oil Deal with Syrian Kurdish Group

Iran Ready for More Prisoner Swaps with US: Spokesman

Tehran has raised the possibility of exchanging more prisoners with Washington, reaffirming Iran’s readiness for more diplomatic efforts to secure the release of its citizens held hostage in the US.
Iran Denies Receiving Canada’s Lawsuit over Ukrainian Plane Tragedy

Iran Arrests Six People over Downing of Ukrainian Jetliner

The spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary says six people have been arrested in connection with the IRGC's downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board in January.
Iran Ready for Full Prisoner Swap with US: Spokesman

Iran Ready for Full Prisoner Swap with US: Spokesman

The spokesperson for the Iranian administration Ali Rabiei has expressed the country’s readiness for a full prisoner exchange with the United States.
Iranian Doctor Back Home after Being Released from US Prison

Iranian Doctor Back Home after Being Released from US Prison

An Iranian doctor who had been imprisoned for several months in the United States has returned home after being released.
Iran Thanks Switzerland for Facilitating Prisoner Swap Deal with US

Iran Thanks Switzerland for Facilitating Prisoner Swap Deal with US

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has praised Switzerland’s role in facilitating what seems to be a prisoner exchange between Iran and the United States, in which American Navy veteran Michael Ray White and Iranian doctor Majid Taheri were freed.