Ambassador: Iran to close cases of Jordanian nationals

February 19, 2019

TEHRAN – The Iranian Ambassador to Jordan, Mojtaba Ferdosipour, has said that the issues related to three Jordanian nationals held in Iran will be closed in coming days.

During a meeting with Jordanian Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, Ferdosipour said that the detainees have been treated respectfully, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

Three Jordanian nationals were detained in Iranian waters on December 27, 2018.

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the nationals went missing while on a fishing trip in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and entered the Iranian waters by mistake.

Commenting on relations, Ferdosipour attached great importance to expansion of parliamentary relations.

Tarawneh attached great importance to expansion of parliamentary cooperation among Islamic countries in line with supporting priorities of the world of Islam, especially the Palestine issue.

He also said that Jordan supports Syria’s stability and integrity.

NA/PA

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