Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen freed

March 5, 2015 9:35 AM

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Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht was seized in July 2013 while leaving his home in Sanaa by gunmen suspected of being members of Al-Qaeda.

Iranian state television broadcast images Thursday of the diplomat arriving at Mehrabad airport in Tehran. “I was kidnapped by unknown gunmen and terrorists as I left my home to go to work,” Nikbakht said. He said “many efforts were made by soldiers from (Iran’s secret services), the intelligence mi...

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