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Austria strips Iranian of diplomatic status
01 : 54 PM - 04/07/2018
Vienna, July 4 (BNA): Austria is stripping an Iranian of his diplomatic status after he was arrested in Germany in connection with a suspected plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group's meeting in France, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

"The Iranian diplomat will be denied diplomatic status within 48 hours because of the existence of a European arrest warrant," they said in a statement.

Two suspects in Belgium were intercepted by Belgian police on Saturday with 500 grammes of the homemade explosive TATP and a detonation device found in their car, Belgian authorities, Reuters reported.
The diplomat, 46-year-old Assadollah A, was arrested in Germany, suspected of having been in contact with the two arrested in Belgium.
Three other people were also arrested in France in connection with the case, two of whom were released.

Y.R. / F.K.N.

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