Tehran(IP)- The Judiciary Spokesman says that Iran urges the immediate release of Hamid Nouri and Asadollah Asadi, the two Iranian diplomats prisoned in Sweden and Belgium. Nouri, now 61, has been held in solitary confinement for over two years, and his family has not been allowed to visit him in prison, due to some baseless claims by the MKO terrorist group.

Iran PressIran news: In today's press conference, Massoud Satayshi said: "The government and the judiciary are carrying out follow-ups in the international arena; the Swedish government and judicial system should not be influenced by the MKO propaganda campaign and baseless claims. 

An Iranian diplomat, Asadollah Asadi, who serves as the third counselor at Iran's Embassy in Vienna, was detained in Germany, and a Belgian court sentenced him to 20 years in prison after accusing him of plotting an alleged attack against the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MKO), Satayshi said. 

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has officially communicated its protest to Germany and Belgium over the issue in question, repeatedly rejecting the accusations that have been leveled against the diplomat and insisting that he should be "immediately released," he added.

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