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Statement from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on the summoning of the Iranian chargé d’affaires


The Ministry for Foreign Affairs today summoned Iran’s chargé d’affaires in Sweden. Sweden’s demands for the immediate release of the Swedish citizens arbitrarily detained in Iran, consular access to detained citizens and respect for international commitments on consular matters were stressed at the meeting.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs also presented a protest against Iran’s missile strike on Erbil, Iraq on 15 January.

The Government has heard reports of further arrests of Swedish citizens. In late 2023, a man with Swedish and Iranian citizenship was detained for no apparent reason. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is in contact with his relatives. 

The Government is working intensively and tirelessly to secure the release without delay of Swedish citizens detained in Iran for no apparent reason. 

The Government takes a serious view of the situation and reminds Swedes of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ advice against all travel to Iran already in effect. 

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs continues to seek additional information about the Swedish citizen who was reportedly detained in Iran last week.