Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Oman secures release of Iranian diplomat


MUSCAT — The Iranian diplomat Nasratallah Tajik, who was released after successful mediation by Oman as per the directives of His1355859522012773800Majesty Sultan Qaboos in response to an Iranian request, arrived in Muscat yesterday. The diplomat was in custody in Britain since 2006.


The Foreign Ministry issued the following press statement: “Upon the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to meet Iranian request to assist in releasing the Iranian diplomat Nasratallah Tajik from custody in Britain since 2006, the competent authorities in the Sultanate, in co-ordination with the British and American sides found a solution to the issue and succeeded in his repatriation to his home country on humanitarian grounds.
“The Sultanate, upon the success of its humanitarian efforts, would like to express its sincere thanks and utmost appreciation to the British and American governments for their response and welcomes the Iranian diplomat on his way back to his home country, and wishes that this would contribute in achieving stability in the region.”

Earlier in August this year, Oman has secured the release of an Iranian woman held in the United States. — ONA

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