Oct 14, 2021 11:15 UTC
  • Iranian truckers detained in Azerbaijan still in custody: Spokesman

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatizadeh dismissed reports that two Iranian truck drivers arrested in the Republic of Azerbaijan have been released.

According to Tasnim News Agency, in comments on Wednesday night, he said two Iranian citizens who have recently been extradited from the Republic of Azerbaijan to Iran are going to serve their prison term in Iran and should not be mistaken for the two truck drivers who are still in custody in the neighboring country.

The spokesman said one of the two Iranian nationals extradited to Iran is a driver, but the case is unrelated to the two detained truck drivers.

Khatibzadeh noted that consultations with the Azeri officials are under way to secure the release of the two truck drivers, adding that results of the negotiations will be made public later.