Tehran envoy says 28 Iranian prisoners in Qatar to be transferred to Iran

Qatar’s emir has agreed to transfer 28 Iranian prisoners held in the Gulf state to Iran, Tehran’s envoy to Doha said on Sunday.

“We are pleased to announce that after the visit of [Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi] to Qatar, the Emir of Qatar has agreed to issue a decree to transfer 28 Iranian prisoners to Iran,” Hamidreza Dehghani, Iran’s ambassador to Qatar, wrote on Twitter.

“Over the last month, we have been preparing the case and obtaining the consent of the prisoners for the transfer,” Dehghani said, without elaborating.

Raisi visited Doha in February, where he met with Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. The two countries, which share good relations, signed several bilateral cooperation agreements during the Iranian president’s visit.

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