Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Monday the four Kuwaiti citizens detained in Iran's Ahvaz have been released.
"The Kuwaiti citizens have been set Free and handed over to the Kuwaiti Embassy in Iran. They are expected to return to the country (Kuwait) today (Tuesday)," Al-Jarallah said in a press statement.
The Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs had summoned the Iranian ambassador in Kuwait for a meeting with the ministry's officials over the fate of the detained Kuwaiti citizens. Earlier on Saturday, Al-Jarallah commended Iranian authorities' cooperation over the detention of the Kuwaiti citizens in Ahvaz.
Kuwait appreciates Iran's cooperation over release of detained citizens
An official source of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday lauded Iranian authorities' cooperation over the release of four Kuwaiti citizens detained in Iran's Ahvaz.
Iranian authorities have just handed over the four Kuwaiti citizens to the charge d'affaires at the Kuwaiti Embassy in Tehran, the source said in a press statement.
The source assured that the released citizens are fine and would be sent back to the country on Tuesday by a Kuwait Airways plane.