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FM says Iran trying to receive compensation from US for attack on Consulate in Irbil

Photos by ISNA: Families of kidnapped diplomats recently met with Iran's FM

Tehran, May 18, IRNA - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said, "Legal department of the foreign ministry is trying to find a mechanism to receive compensation from the US government."

In a meeting with the families of Iranian kidnapped diplomats in Erbil, Iraq, in presence of foreign and domestic reporters, Mottaki said all spiritual and material damage caused by the attack of the US forces to Iran's general consulate in Erbil are being considered.

Mottaki pointed out that his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari quoted the US officials saying the kidnapped Iranian diplomats will be freed late May or early June.

Foreign minister said, "In meetings with Iraqi president, prime minister, foreign minister and other senior officials, I have told them clearly that Iraqi government is responsible for releasing Iranian kidnapped diplomats and no excuse is acceptable."

In this concern, Swiss ambassador in Tehran, whose embassy hosts US interests Section, was summoned to the foreign ministry and was informed about the illegal act of the US and urged for immediate release of the diplomats.

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