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Iran has denounced as brutal and illegal a French court’s verdict to extradite an Iranian engineer to the US.
The brother of distinguished Iranian stem cell scientist Masoud Soleimani, who is in US custody, has expounded on the circumstances surrounding his arrest.
Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman says the Iranian national convicted on charge of spying for the United Kingdom had received training from the UK spy service and used the UK Foreign Office’s facilities.
Iran's ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, has rejected the British Foreign Office’s warning about travelling to Iran, saying that every day thousands of Iranian dual nationals and Iranian nationals working in the UK are travelling safely to Iran.
Iran’s Judiciary sentenced an Iranian national to 10 years in prison for spying for Britain.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says the US’ failure to give a constructive response to Iran’s proposal to exchange prisoners revealed that Washington used to shed crocodile tears for prisoners.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he has raised the idea of swapping prisoners with the US in response to the US’ call for engagement, but he is now disappointed with the State Department’s reaction to his call.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency or commuted the sentences of 1,117 convicts on the anniversary of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Mab’ath and the anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs says some women prisoners could serve their sentences outside jail with electronically controlled handcuffs.