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Ministry follows up on Jordanians arrested in Iran

By JT - Jan 10,2019 - Last updated at Jan 10,2019

AMMAN — The Foreign Ministry on said Thursday that officials were following up on the case of three Jordanians arrested aboard a boat in Iran’s waters late last month.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Majed Qatarneh, said in a statement that Ambassador Zeid Lozi had met earlier in the day with Iranian Ambassador to Jordan Mojtaba Ferdowsi Pour and renewed a call on Tehran to free the men immediately.

The envoy assured Lozi that the fishermen were in good health and that his country was accelerating the ongoing legal procedures to free them.

After Jordanians’ arrest, Qatarneh was quoted by the Jordan News, Agency Petra, as saying the boat had accidentally entered Iranian waters after losing contact on December 27.

 

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