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Egypt's Foreign Ministry gains release of 2 Egyptians detained in Iran

Egypt's Foreign Ministry gains release of 2 Egyptians detained in Iran

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry announced Friday that it has gained the release of two Egyptian citizens detained by Iran after they had entered Iranian territorial waters aboard a boat without a permit.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that its efforts were "successful" in releasing the citizens and said the reason for their detention was their "illegal entry into Iranian territorial waters."

The ministry said that it had completed all legal procedures for the release, adding that the Egyptian citizens were in good condition after their release and that they had been well-treated during their detention.

 

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