Iran attempts to lure dual-nationals back to use as bargaining chips

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Sunday that the Ministry will guarantee the safety of Iranian dual-nationals if they were to return to the country.

He said the government’s treatment of dual-nationals had caused unwanted consequences for Iran, including what he described as Iranophobia affecting Iranian nationals living abroad.

Amir-Abdollahian’s attempt at luring dual-nationals back to the country has no value as there has been a sudden rise in the number of jailed Iranian dual-nationals in recent years.

Iran’s terrorist designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has arrested dozens of dual nationals and foreigners in recent years, mostly on vague charges, without providing any evidence to back up its accusations.

The intelligence agency of the IRGC, responsible for jailing dozens of innocent civilians, is technically above the law as it does not respond to anyone but the supreme leader.

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has systematically arrested foreign citizens or Iranians with dual citizenship to be used as bargaining chips, and to exchange with its own terrorists abroad who are jailed after mounting evidence against them proves they were involved in terror plots and assassinations and in order to gain political concessions.

In May of this year, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei, in response to an interview of Iran’s previous FM, said that the Foreign Ministry merely implements policies that are formulated elsewhere, hinting to the IRGC.

According to Iran’s own supreme leader and countless other officials, the Iranian FM’s claims of providing security to Iranian dual-nationals are completely baseless and a poor attempt at luring citizens back in order to jail and use as bargaining chips.

A former foreign detainee in Iran has told Iranian expats not to be tricked by the foreign minister claiming to guarantee their safety if they visit the country.

Source: Iran Briefing
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