Tehran 0
21 March 2020

Iran released a French citizen detained since June 2019, while France freed an Iranian national whom the U.S. wanted extradited on the basis of “multiple outstanding U.S. charges against him related to the illegal export of equipment with military applications in violation of U.S. sanctions”. The State Department asserted that “the U.S. deeply regrets France’s unilateral decision to release Iranian national Jalal Rohollahnejad from its custody”, adding that “it is regrettable in this instance that France failed to uphold its treaty obligations and prevented justice from being pursued”.

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