Libyan Insurgents Released Iranian Aid Workers

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi confirmed that Iranian aid workers abducted in Libya released.

“Our conversations and negotiations with the Libyan officials and the authorities of Benghazi city paid off. Now all the seven aid workers are released after 65 days. Currently they are in Iran’s embassy in Tripoli.” said Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“They are in good health and we are scheduling to return them back to Iran. In the few next hours, an Iranian airplane will pick up them.” Ali Akbar Salehi added talking to media.

On July 31, a group of armed people kidnapped a seven-member delegation from the Iranian Red Crescent while they were leaving the headquarters of the Libyan Red Crescent in Benghazi. On September 30, the officials of Iran’s foreign ministry criticized the delay in the process of releasing Iranian nationals and called it ‘unacceptable’.




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