Released Iranian hostages in Tehran on Sunday

Photo: Released Iranian hostages in Tehran on Sunday / Iran

An informed source said that seven Iranian released hostages in Libya will arrive in Tehran on Sunday.

The source told IRNA that the seven Iranian citizens, who were officials of Iran Red Crescent Society, have departed Tripoli for Istanbul, Turkey.

He added that they will depart Istanbul for Tehran on Sunday morning.

IRI Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi had already said that kidnapped Iranians in Libya had been released.

In a talk with media, Salehi said that following contacts and intensive negotiations with Libyan officials and local officials of Benghazi city, kidnapped Iranians were finally released after 65 days and were handed over to Iran embassy in Tripoli.

He added that they are all in good health.

An Iranian delegation from Red Crescent Society, who were in Libya upon an official invitation, were kidnapped by an unknown armed group on July 30, 2012 in the city of Benghazi.

Since then, intensive negotiations were carried out in Tripoli, Tehran, Mecca, and New York for their release.

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