The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran had a telephone conversation with his Swedish counterpart on Tuesday and called for the immediate release of the Iranian citizen who is being detained on completely baseless charges by the terrorist group MEK.

Iran PressIran news: Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone call with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde.

The Islamic Republic of Iran pays attention to developing relations with Europe, including Sweden.

He urged the two sides to try to develop economic relations more than in the past.

He emphasized that the road map of cooperation between the two countries has been drawn and I agree with you that serious and joint action should be taken to implement and make this program operational.

He stressed the need for both sides to pay attention to resolving misunderstandings and issues that have hindered the development of bilateral relations.

"The long-standing relations between the two countries should not be affected by the baseless propaganda and actions of a terrorist group whose records of crimes against the Iranian nation are clear to everyone," he said.

He called for the immediate release of Hamid Nouri, an Iranian citizen, who is in custody with completely baseless accusations by MEK terrorists.

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Meanwhile, Linde pointed to the historical relations between the two countries, saying that the relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran are of great value to Sweden.

"We believe that Iran plays a significant role in the peace and stability of the region," she reiterated.

Referring to the MEK attempts to influence the court of Mr. Hamid Nouri, she said that the Swedish government and judicial system will not be influenced by the MEK propaganda campaign.

In the meantime, in a meeting with Nouri’s son, Amir Abdollahian said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing the case of Hamid Nouri with great sensitivity and will do its utmost for his release.

He praised Nouri's perseverance and standing against all pressures and added that supporting and defending Iranian nationals wherever they are in the world is the inherent duty of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and we will do our best in this case as well.


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