شنبه ۳۱ تیر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۵:۳۲
REGION: Kidnappers of Iranian “Diplomat” Demand Release of 500 Iraqi POWs
August 15, 2004 The kidnappers of Iranian consul in Karbala Fereydoun Jahani said they would “punish” him if the Islamic government did not release 500 Iraqi prisoners of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war within 48 hours. Tehran authorities, including vice president Mohammad-Ali Abtahi said the case of POWs has been closed. All Iraqi prisoners of war have been returned to their homeland, Abdollah Najafi head of the Iranian POW commission said. An Arabic TV channel of the state radio-TV monopoly accused MKO members and the US of planning the abduction.