Iran has released two Austrian-Iranian hostages with reports suggesting the regime is about to free other prisoners with dual-nationality, APA reports citing Arab News.
The Austrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday that Kamran Ghaderi and Massud Mossaheb have been freed after years of persistent diplomatic efforts. They are among unknown numbers of diplomatic hostages held by the regime.
Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said: "I am very relieved that we can finally bring Kamran Ghaderi and Massud Mossaheb home after years of arduous imprisonment in Iran. They are already on their way to Austria, where their families are eagerly waiting for them.”
A Danish national was also released but his/her name was not released. In a statement, the Belgian government said that the Danish person was arrested in Iran in November 2022 in connection with women's rights demonstrations.
After medical tests, the three will be flown to Belgium's military airport in Melsbroek following a stop in Oman.
Schallenberg thanked his Belgian counterpart Hadja Lahbib as well as Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Albusaidi: "Belgium has successfully secured the release of two Austrians and one Dane who were unjustly held in detention in Iran.