Wednesday, 15 January, 2020

UAE arrests 9 Iranian teachers; Tehran summons UAE envoy

Nine Iranian teachers, who had been sent to work at Iranian schools in the United Arab Emirates, were arrested on October 7 by the UAE police.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency says the Iranian teachers appear to have been arrested due to visa issues.

Khalilollah Babalou, director of the Iranian Education Ministry’s Center for International Affairs and Schools Abroad, said the teachers may be released on Monday.

Iran summons UAE envoy over arrest of teachers

Iran has summoned the United Arab Emirates envoy to Tehran over the arrest of nine Iranian teachers who were working in the Persian Gulf federation.

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported Sunday that the Foreign Ministry had summoned the UAE’s charge d’affaires over the Oct. 7 arrests.

Emirati officials had no immediate comment.

Iranian Foreign Ministry pursuing case of Iranian teachers

Iranian Foreign Ministry is taking due measures in relation to the arrest of Iranian teachers in the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Social Committee of the Majlis has said.

Hossein Tala condemned the UAE for arresting the teachers, saying they were arrested because of some mistake, YJC reported Sunday.

To settle the crisis Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular and Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi is pursuing the case in cooperation with the Iranian Embassy in the UAE as well as the UAE Embassy in Tehran, he said.

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