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Salehi urges measures to determine fates of Sadr, Asgari

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Geneva, Feb 28, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called for measures to be taken to determine the fate of Ali Reza Asgari, Imam Mousa Sadr and four Iranian diplomats.

In a meeting with the director of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, he underlined the significance of the entity's role and described its activities as humanitarian.

Expressing satisfaction with the current level of cooperation between Iran and the international body, Salehi voiced his country’s readiness to boost mutual collaboration.

Director of ICRC, for his part, referred to the activities of the entity in the region including Afghanistan and Iraq and said, “Iran’s role, views and cooperation are important to us.”

Appreciating Iran’s role in facilitating dispatch of ICRC’s humanitarian aid to Iraq and Afghanistan, the official further noted that Iran is a key country contributing to regional peace, stability and welfare.

Imam Musa Sadr entered Libya on August 25, 1978 but he was kidnapped along with his companions.

Asgari, a former deputy defense minister mysteriously disappeared in Turkey in 2007. He was believed to have been abducted and transferred to Israel.

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