Jan 25, 2014, 7:06 PM
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Foreign Ministry says kidnapped diplomat in Yemen is alive

Tehran, Jan 25, IRNA – Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the kidnapped diplomat in Yemen is alive.

The foreign ministry said citing Yemeni authorities that Iranian diplomat Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht taken hostage in Yemen is alive.

A dead body was earlier declared as the Iranian diplomat, but, the Yemeni officials denied the earlier report, according to Iran foreign ministry.

Latest reports indicated that the Iranian diplomat is now safe and the Islamic Republic of Iran is following up his case with sensitivity, the foreign ministry said.

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