Iran sending team to Yemen in probe of kidnapped embassy assistant

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iran has sent a delegation to Yemen to investigate the abduction of one of its embassy employees, officials say.

Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, an administrative assistant at the Iranian Embassy in Sanaa, was kidnapped July 21 while on his wary to work, Iran's Press TV reported Monday.


The delegation will be headed by Seyyed Kazem Sajjadi, director general for Iranian expatriates' affairs, said Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi.

Qashqavi said Nikbakht was kidnapped by men who blocked the road and forced Nikbakht from his car.

The latest report indicates Nikbakht is in good health, the minister said.

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