» Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Asked for an update on the situation regarding the eight detainees currently being held by the Iranian authorities, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman (PMOS) said that as he had told journalists this morning, we had been informed by the Iranian Government that they were going to be released. We had no reason to believe that that position had changed. He did not think it would be helpful to say anything else at this stage because of the risk of prejudicing events on the ground in Iran. Asked if the detainees were expected to be released today, the PMOS said that that was our understanding of the situation. We had no reason to believe that any problems had arisen. However, various logistical issues, such as getting the relevant people to the right place, had to be taken into account, so things might not happen immediately. People needed to be a little patient.

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