Iran’s Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi will head to Lebanon this week to follow up on an exchange of prisoners between Israel and the Hezbollah movement by seeking to trace the wherabouts of four missing Iranian diplomats. “We are hopeful that in the second phase, a committee will be established to pursue the fate of the four Iranian diplomats and therefore I will soon go to Lebanon to pursue the matter,” Kharazi told reporters Sunday. Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said the minister would leave for Beirut “this week.” The four Iranians went missing in northern Lebanon in 1982. Last week, hundreds of Palestinians and Arab prisoners were freed in exchange for an Israeli businessman and the bodies of three soldiers, and German mediators are reportedly making moves to kickstart the second phase of a swap. Full Story
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