Scientist Cyrous Asgari, who is being detained in the US after being accused of theft of industrial secrets, will be released and will return to Iran in the coming days, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
The innocent Iranian scientist CyrousAsgari, who was arrested in the US after being accused of theft of business secrets, will be released in the coming days, announced Monday 1your June the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
“DrCyrousAsgarya’s case has ended in America and he is likely to return to the country in two or three days,” said Department spokesman AbbasMoussavi, according to the Iranian news agency Isna. “It will happen if no problems or obstacles do not show up then,” he added.
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Contaminated with the new corona virus
Accused of stealing business secrets during an academic visit to Ohio, CyrousAsgari had been acquitted in November but remains detained, apparently for reasons related to immigration laws.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said last month that Mr Asgari had received the new corona virus during his detention.
In March, the researcher told the British daily The Guardian that the US immigration police kept him in a detention center in Louisiana without basic sanitation and refused to return to Iran despite his acquittal.
Iran and the United States, enemies for decades, are still mutually detaining several citizens of the other country and have recently requested that they be released because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tehran demands the exchange of prisoners
Iran is the most affected country in the Middle East, with more than 150,000 infections, including almost 8,000 dead. Overseas and domestic officials and experts suspect that the official figures are largely underestimated.
The United States is the most affected country in the world, with nearly 1.8 million cases, including more than 104,000 deaths.
Several arrests or convictions of Iranians have taken place in the United States since US President Donald Trump in 2018 condemned the International Iranian Nuclear Agreement signed in 2015 and reinstated heavy sanctions against Tehran.
Iran, which holds at least five Americans, recently demanded a comprehensive prisoner exchange with the United States, which detains fifteen Iranians according to a list compiled by AFP from official releases and press information.