Belgium and Iran reach prisoner swap deal
Updated 19:05, 26-May-2023

Belgium and Iran have reached a deal mediated by Oman to release detained individuals in each other's countries, Oman's foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.

An agreement has been reached through which the individuals were released and transported from Tehran and Brussels to Muscat on Friday in preparation for their return to their respective countries, the foreign ministry added.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday that Belgium has released imprisoned Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi and he was traveling back to the Islamic republic. 

(With input from agencies)

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