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Iran Condemns France for Extradition of Iranian Engineer to US

Iran has denounced as brutal and illegal a French court’s verdict to extradite an Iranian engineer to the US.
US ‘Sets Condition’ for Release of Iranian Scientist after 8 Months

US ‘Sets Condition’ for Release of Iranian Scientist after 8 Months

The brother of distinguished Iranian stem cell scientist Masoud Soleimani, who is in US custody, has expounded on the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

UK Spy Convicted in Iran Used Foreign Office’s Facilities

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.

Iranian-British Citizens Free to Visit Iran despite UK Warning

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.

Iranian National Gets 10-Year Jail Term over Spying for UK

Iran’s Judiciary sentenced an Iranian national to 10 years in prison for spying for Britain.

‘US Reveals Its Crocodile Tears by Ignoring Iran’s Prisoner Swap Offer ’

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.

Iran’s Prisoner Swap Offer Response to US Call: Zarif

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 Pardons, Commutes Sentences of over 1,000 Inmates

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 Foreign Ministry Summons Kenyan Envoy

The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned Kenya’s Ambassador to Tehran Ruqayyah Ahmed Subu to protest at a Kenyan court’s ruling against two Iranian prisoners, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday.

Iran to Let Women Prisoners Serve Time outside Jail

Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs says some women prisoners could serve their sentences outside jail with electronically controlled handcuffs.

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